SAP Basis Administrator Salary

SAP Basis Administrators in the United States take home approximately $89K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $53K to $139K per year. In the world of SAP Basis Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $11K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $53K and $139K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of SAP Basis Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male SAP Basis Administrators survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,967 - $123,943
(Median)
$52K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,199
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$17.92 - $114.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,967 - $123,943  
   
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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$52,598 - $139,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 636
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.92 - $114.78  
   
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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$52,598 - $139,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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


Survey results imply that SAP Basis Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 4 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. Those proficient in Oracle are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


For many SAP Basis Administrators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $68K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $96K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $117K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $125K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for SAP Basis Administrators that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Minneapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. SAP Basis Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). SAP Basis Administrators in Milwaukee take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 43 percent less than the national average. Southfield and Columbus are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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
$92,000


Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

SAP Security
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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SAP Basis
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Oracle
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Linux
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National Average
$92,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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SQL
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SAP NetWeaver
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 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
29%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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