SAP ABAP Programmer Salary (United States)

SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $83,868 annually. The top of the range reaches $125,381 per year, and the bottom approaches $54,675. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. 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. For the most part, SAP ABAP Programmers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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Salary
$52,784 - $111,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,032  
Profit Sharing
$155.13 - $6,977  
Total Pay (?
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$54,675 - $125,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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$23.84 - $100.45  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $147.95  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
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$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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It is unusual to find SAP ABAP Programmers who move into roles like SAP Consultants—which offer an extra $9,049—but some manage to complete the transition. More commonly, SAP ABAP Programmers become ABAP Developers or Software Developer, SAPs.

SAP ABAP Programmer Job Listings

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer

Survey results show that SAP ABAP Programmers use a fair number of skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and SQL. Most people experienced in 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.
SAP ABAP Programmers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Salaries increase to $86K from around $77K after five to 10 years. Experienced workers—those with 10 to 20 years in the field—see salaries climb into six-figure territory, bringing in about $102K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, SAP ABAP Programmers encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $104K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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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

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Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

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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%