SAP ABAP Programmer Salary

SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States take home approximately $80K per year on average. In the world of SAP ABAP Programmers, overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $127K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Male SAP ABAP Programmers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,390 - $111,715
(Median)
$51K
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MEDIAN: $80,059
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$29.00 - $100.67
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MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,390 - $111,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,637  
Profit Sharing
$156.59 - $8,170  
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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$54,374 - $127,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.00 - $100.67  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,637  
   
Profit Sharing
$156.59 - $8,170  
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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$54,374 - $127,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for SAP ABAP Programmer

An SAP ABAP programmer holds highly technical, specialized position that handles a large number of software issues. Individuals in this position are experts of reading and coding in a particular type of code known as ABAP, or Advanced Business Application Programming. ABAP programs are one component of the SAP database, meaning that these individuals are also highly familiar with SAP programs in general.As well as mastering the ABAP programming language, SAP ABAP programmers must also possess the technical skill to test, design, and debug various types of ABAP programs. The manner in which these individuals work with ABAP programs depends heavily on the ideology and methodology of their company, which usually provides guidelines for the development and implementation of their technological code.

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SAP ABAP Programmer Tasks

  • Test and document applications written using SAP enterprise software.
  • Write, modify, and debug applications written using SAP enterprise software.
  • Interface SAP applications with other systems and applications.

Common Career Paths for SAP ABAP Programmer


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As SAP ABAP Programmers transition into upper-level roles like SAP Consultants, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. SAP Consultants earn the same amount as SAP ABAP Programmers on average. An ABAP Developer role is the most common promotion for SAP ABAP Programmers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $83K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for SAP ABAP Programmers is a SAP Software Developer position, where earnings are usually $88K.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


SAP ABAP Programmers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in ABAP, SAP ABAP, ABAP/4, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and SQL. Most people who know ABAP also know ABAP/4.

Pay by Experience Level for SAP ABAP Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $88K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $102K. SAP ABAP Programmers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $104K on average.

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Experience Affects SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

ABAP
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SAP ABAP
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ABAP/4
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National Average
$85,000

SQL
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%