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SAP ABAP Programmer Salary

The average SAP ABAP Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $81K annually. Total cash compensation to SAP ABAP Programmers bottoms out near $55K and approaches $129K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male SAP ABAP Programmers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,279 - $112,589
(Median)
$52K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,832
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$29.10 - $100.60
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MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,279 - $112,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,822  
Profit Sharing
$157.81 - $20,273  
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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$54,988 - $128,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.10 - $100.60  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,822  
   
Profit Sharing
$157.81 - $20,273  
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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$54,988 - $128,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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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As SAP ABAP Programmers transition into upper-level roles like SAP Consultants, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. SAP Consultants earn the same amount as SAP ABAP Programmers on average. More often than not, an ABAP Developer role is the next step for SAP ABAP Programmers moving up in the field. Pay for ABAP Developers is usually $84K. Many SAP ABAP Programmers choose to take on a SAP Software Developer role instead, where salaries are typically $88K.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


SAP ABAP Programmers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in SAP ABAP, ABAP/4, ABAP, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $73K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $88K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $104K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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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

SAP ABAP
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ABAP
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ABAP/4
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National Average
$86,000

SQL
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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