SAP ABAP Programmer Salary

Median pay for SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $83K annually. Cash earnings for SAP ABAP Programmers — including $16K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $58K to $133K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for SAP ABAP Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,422 - $114,506
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$55K
$83K
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like SAP Consultant. Median pay for SAP Consultants is $93K. Becoming an ABAP Developer or a SAP Software Developer is a common transition from a SAP ABAP Programmer role.

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Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


Survey results suggest that SAP ABAP Programmers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. For most people, competency in ABAP indicates knowledge of ABAP/4.

Pay by Experience Level for SAP ABAP Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For SAP ABAP Programmers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $102K. SAP ABAP Programmers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $104K on average.

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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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