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SAP Basis Administrator Salary

SAP Basis Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $90K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $53K, and the top verges on $140K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of SAP Basis Administrators spread between $53K and $140K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The vast majority of SAP Basis Administrators (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Most SAP Basis Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,603 - $123,865
(Median)
$53K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,852
10%
50%
90%

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$17.87 - $107.66
(Median)
$18
$49
$110
MEDIAN: $49.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,603 - $123,865  
   
Bonus
$11.74 - $14,964  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,766  
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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$53,037 - $140,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 627
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $107.66  
   
Overtime
$25.93 - $71.48  
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
$11.74 - $14,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,766  
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).
)
$53,037 - $140,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for SAP Basis Administrator

A SAP Basis administrator's work deals with the functionality of SAP business software. This software is what many businesses are using for their financial accounting and reporting. The SAP Basis administrator is responsible for the installation, configuring, and maintenance of SAP systems, including performance upgrades, security upgrades and purchased add-ons.

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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 and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. SAP NetWeaver and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know 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.


SAP Basis Administrators with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $116K. 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


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for SAP Basis Administrators, 19 percent above the national average. SAP Basis Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+18 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Milwaukee SAP Basis Administrators have considerably lower salaries, 46 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Southfield and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (43 percent less and 24 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%



National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

SAP Security
up arrow 32%

up arrow 5%

SAP Basis
up arrow 3%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

Java
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National Average
$93,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 5%



SAP NetWeaver
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
42%
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%