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SAP ABAP Programmer Salary (United States)

Pay for SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $79K per year. In the world of SAP ABAP Programmers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $55K and $125K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male SAP ABAP Programmers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for SAP ABAP Programmers is high. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
SAP ABAP Programmer Salary (?
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$52,784 - $111,509
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MEDIAN: $79,068
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SAP ABAP Programmer Salary (?
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$23.84 - $100.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,784 - $111,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,032  
Profit Sharing
$155.13 - $6,977  
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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$54,675 - $125,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$23.84 - $100.45  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $147.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$155.13 - $6,977  
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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$54,675 - $125,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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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Though unusual, some SAP ABAP Programmers transition into jobs as SAP Consultants. SAP Consultants usually make $93K per year. More commonly, SAP ABAP Programmers become ABAP Developers or SAP Software Developers.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer

Job skills reported by SAP ABAP Programmers are limited. Most notably, skills in ABAP, ABAP/4, SAP ABAP, 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 familiar with ABAP also tend to know ABAP/4.

Pay by Experience Level for SAP ABAP Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
SAP ABAP Programmers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $86K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $73K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $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. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a fair portion land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

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$84,000
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For SAP ABAP Programmers, New York provides a pay rate that is 7 percent greater than the national average. SAP ABAP Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+2 percent).

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Experience Affects SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$84,000

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
$84,000
SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%