SAP ABAP Programmer Salary (United States)

The average SAP ABAP Programmer in the United States earns approximately $83,868 per year. Compensation ranges from $54,675 on the low end to $125,381 per year on the high end. Overall cash allowance—including $13,032 bonuses and $6,977 profit sharing proceeds—ranges between $52,784 and $111,509. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Most SAP ABAP Programmers are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most SAP ABAP Programmers. This summary is derived from information collected in 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 (?
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$54,675 - $125,381  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$23.84 - $100.45  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $147.95  
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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  
PayScale
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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For SAP ABAP Programmers, advancing into a SAP Consultant role, where salaries are a slight $9,049 higher, is not typical but is also not out of the question. It is more probable, however, that 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 typically report just a few professional skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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 less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $77K can reach $86K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures, with the typical worker pulling down $102K. As SAP ABAP Programmers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $104K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent 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. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$84,000
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For those looking to make money, SAP ABAP Programmers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 7 percent above 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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$84,000

Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

ABAP
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$84,000
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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%
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