SAP ABAP Programmer Salary

Average SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States make around $82K per year. Total incomes of SAP ABAP Programmers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $55K and $129K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all SAP ABAP Programmers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,690 - $113,500
(Median)
$52K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,601
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$28.90 - $100.45
(Median)
$29
$51
$100
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,690 - $113,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
Profit Sharing
$156.59 - $20,426  
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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$54,823 - $128,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$28.90 - $100.45  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$156.59 - $20,426  
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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$54,823 - $128,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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SAP ABAP Programmers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like SAP Consultant. The two jobs pay about the same on average. As SAP ABAP Programmers progress in their field, many go on to become ABAP Developers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $83K. Another common career choice for SAP ABAP Programmers is to move into a SAP Software Developer role — this promotion usually pays $88K.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


Survey results suggest that SAP ABAP Programmers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Those proficient in ABAP are, more often than not, also skilled in ABAP/4.

Pay by Experience Level for SAP ABAP Programmer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $88K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $104K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

ABAP
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SAP ABAP
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National Average
$86,000

ABAP/4
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SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
51%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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