SAP ABAP Programmer Salary
|Salary||$58,235 - $125,523|
|Bonus||$1,004 - $18,204|
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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).)
|$59,338 - $143,481|
|Hourly Rate||$30.00 - $110.00|
|Bonus||$1,004 - $18,204|
|Total Pay (||$59,338 - $143,481|
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.Read More...
The requirements for a SAP ABAP programmer are extensive. Individuals must have formal education and experience with computer science and programming languages; they must also have at least three years' experience specifically with SAP programs, which have a basis in business and administration. SAP ABAP programmers must also have the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented corporate working environment.
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
SAP ABAP Programmers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like SAP Consultant. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Many SAP ABAP Programmers choose to become ABAP Developers and SAP Software Developers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $4K less and $2K less, respectively.
Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in ABAP/4, SQL, Advanced Business Application Programming Language, and ABAP are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SAP ABAP and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with ABAP also tend to know ABAP/4.
Pay by Experience Level for SAP ABAP Programmer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many SAP ABAP Programmers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $75K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $86K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $112K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $130K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for SAP ABAP Programmers, 31 percent above the national average. SAP ABAP Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+18 percent) and Houston (+12 percent).
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