SAP ABAP Programmer Salary

Pay for SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $83K per year. Overall cash earnings for SAP ABAP Programmers stretch from $58K on the lower end to $133K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Experience level 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. The majority of SAP ABAP Programmers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,422 - $114,506
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$55K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,611
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$31.47 - $101.89
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,422 - $114,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,514  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,134  
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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$57,594 - $132,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$31.47 - $101.89  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $195.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,514  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,134  
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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$57,594 - $132,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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 who transition into an upper level SAP Consultant position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average SAP Consultant makes $93K a year. A SAP ABAP Programmer often moves on to become an ABAP Developer or a SAP Software Developer.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


SAP ABAP Programmers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in SQL, ABAP, ABAP/4, and SAP ABAP are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $73K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $102K on average. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $104K.

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Experience Affects SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

SQL
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ABAP
up arrow 1%

ABAP/4
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SAP ABAP
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National Average
$88,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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