The average salary for an ABAP Developer is $86,236 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$49,934 - $115,339
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$50K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,235
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$16.38 - $92.11
(Median)
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$92
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,934 - $115,339  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$50,485 - $128,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $92.11  
   
Overtime
$41.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$204.26 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,485 - $128,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for ABAP Developer

ABAP developers are in charge of designing and developing complex enterprise-level applications for their organization. They are responsible for creating complex algorithms and data structures, and one of their main duties is performance monitoring and subsequently revising programs. ABAP developers assist in the translation of logical data design to physical database design, develop effective strategies for recovering applications in case of data loss, suggest changes for scalability issues, and promote quality control according to service level contracts. They also assist in project management activities and in the assessment and proper resolution of complex software bugs. Additionally, they implement system applications, follow up as needed in case of glitches after deploying to end users, conduct technical evaluation of code requirements, and propose detailed changes. ABAP developers also lead the review of business development case, as well as the revision of tools, standards, and methodologies. They create reports using a personal computer, support management in hiring duties, and provide regular support to existing application systems and software packages. ABAP developers must follow strict privacy measures and system security practices.

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ABAP Developer Tasks

  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Pay by Experience Level for ABAP Developer

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Experience Affects ABAP Developer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$90,000

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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