Average Salary for SAS Institute Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Cary, N.C., SAS Institute Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer software, from Software Developer to Technical Consultant. Salaries are high at SAS Institute Inc., with the median employee bringing home $100K per year. Where you live is the biggest factor affecting pay for SAS Institute Inc. workers, followed by your experience level and your role at the company. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Cary, North Carolina 


Computer software

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $160K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego, Calif. ($110K), Minneapolis, Minn. ($98K), and Raleigh, N.C. (about $98K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $75K) is Cary, N.C. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $140K per year) in California.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $65K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $70K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of SAS Institute Inc. employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $125K annually on average.


The highest paychecks go to Principal Software Engineers, who earn an average around $133K per year, closely trailed by Solutions Architects (about $125K), Senior Software Engineers ($109K), and Software Developers (about $86K). Business Systems Analysts at SAS Institute Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($51K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ITIL Leaders receive bigger paychecks (around $160K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $111K per year for accredited Sun Certified Java Programmers. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $83K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be UNIX; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $117K per year. SAS is a popular skill in the SAS Institute Inc. workforce; approximately one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Java, Data Analysis, and HTML.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, SAS Institute Inc. has room for improvement — only 45 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of respondents use it to save for retirement. SAS Institute Inc. provides health insurance to almost all respondents, and almost all workers do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at SAS Institute Inc. are gym membership, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for SAS Institute Inc.


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67 %
$30,410 - $91,957
$46,541 - $129,994
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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