SAP ABAP Programmer Salary

For SAP ABAP Programmers, yearly average wages total $82K annually. Cash earnings for SAP ABAP Programmers — including $15K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $56K to $128K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. 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. The majority of SAP ABAP Programmers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,112 - $113,764

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$29.62 - $100.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,112 - $113,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,720  
Profit Sharing
$156.59 - $20,426  
Total Pay (?
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$55,953 - $128,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.62 - $100.67  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,720  
   
Profit Sharing
$156.59 - $20,426  
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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$55,953 - $128,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 sometimes move into a SAP Consultant role, where the salary is similar. More commonly, SAP ABAP Programmers become ABAP Developers or SAP Software Developers.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


Job skills reported by SAP ABAP Programmers are limited. Most notably, skills in ABAP, SAP ABAP, ABAP/4, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $105K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $104K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

ABAP
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SAP ABAP
0%

National Average
$87,000

ABAP/4
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SQL
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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