Median pay for SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $85K per year. Final cash compensation to SAP ABAP Programmers varies from around $60K to approximately $144K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $23K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (88 percent) of SAP ABAP Programmers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$58,974 - $124,490
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MEDIAN: $85,254
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$37.25 - $109.26
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MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,974 - $124,490  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $22,685  
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$60,377 - $143,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$37.25 - $109.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$100.00  
Overtime
$77.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,014 - $15,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $22,685  
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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$60,377 - $143,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • Interface SAP applications with other systems and applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug applications written using SAP enterprise software.
  • Test and document applications written using SAP enterprise software.

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 $92K a year. SAP ABAP Programmers most often move into positions as ABAP Developers or SAP Software Developers. ABAP Developers actually earn $6K less on average, however, and SAP Software Developers earn $2K less per year than SAP ABAP Programmers do.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


SAP ABAP Programmers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in ABAP/4, SQL, Advanced Business Application Programming Language, and ABAP are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SAP ABAP and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $72K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $87K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $113K. SAP ABAP Programmers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $129K.

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Key Stats for SAP ABAP Programmer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

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National Average
$90,000

SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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