SAP Basis Administrator Salary

The average SAP Basis Administrator in the United States earns approximately $89K annually. Pay ranges from $53K on the low end to $140K per year on the high end. Total cash compensation to SAP Basis Administrators approaches anywhere from $53K on the lower end to $140K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of SAP Basis Administrators are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,903 - $124,188
(Median)
$52K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,449
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$17.90 - $116.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,903 - $124,188  
   
Bonus
$0.83 - $15,004  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $10,665  
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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$52,527 - $139,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.90 - $116.35  
   
Overtime
$25.88 - $69.61  
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
$0.83 - $15,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $10,665  
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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$52,527 - $139,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for SAP Basis Administrator

SAP Basis administrators are central figures in companies' IT departments. These professionals use an in-depth understanding of SAP, its database, hardware platform and operating system to conduct monitoring and troubleshooting in an effective, efficient manner. They work directly with relevant departments in their organization (such as development and technical support teams), providing technical support, expertise and guidance as required.

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SAP Basis Administrator Tasks

  • Monitor and ensure performance of SAP systems, including troubleshooting and creating backups.
  • Integrate SAP with other supporting systems to reduce end user disruption.
  • Install, configure, and maintain SAP systems, including upgrades.

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Popular Skills for SAP Basis Administrator


SAP Basis Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with SAP Security, UNIX, and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Oracle also know SAP Basis and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Pay by Experience Level for SAP Basis Administrator

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $68K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $96K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $117K. SAP Basis Administrators 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 $125K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For SAP Basis Administrators, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. SAP Basis Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for SAP Basis Administrators is geography, with workers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 43 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Southfield and Columbus (35 percent lower and 23 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

SAP Security
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SAP Basis
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Oracle
0%

Linux
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National Average
$93,000

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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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