An average SAP Basis Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $90K annually. Total cash compensation to SAP Basis Administrators bottoms out near $54K and approaches $139K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the individual firm are driving factors as well. For the most part, SAP Basis Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. SAP Basis Administrators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,068 - $126,494
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,068 - $126,494  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $15,170  
Profit Sharing
$8.86 - $12,307  
Total Pay (?
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$53,516 - $139,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $100.56  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $71.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,011 - $15,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$8.86 - $12,307  
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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$53,516 - $139,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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

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

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Popular Skills for SAP Basis Administrator


SAP Basis Administrators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP NetWeaver, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, UNIX, and SAP Basis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Linux also typically command lower compensation. Skill sets containing SAP Basis also tend to include SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and UNIX. It is often found that people who know Oracle are also skilled in UNIX 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $69K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $97K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $115K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran SAP Basis Administrators report making only $102K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,955

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For those looking to make money, SAP Basis Administrators in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. SAP Basis Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+28 percent), Boston (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). SAP Basis Administrators in Milwaukee make 36 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Southfield (35 percent less) and Denver (34 percent less).

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Key Stats for SAP Basis Administrator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects SAP Basis Administrator Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$95,000


Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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