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SAP Basis Administrator Salary (United States)

SAP Basis Administrators in the United States usually make around $88K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $54K, and the top verges on $140K per year. In the world of SAP Basis Administrators, overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $140K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Almost all employees enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of SAP Basis Administrators (84 percent) are men. For the most part, SAP Basis Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
SAP Basis Administrator Salary (?
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$54,735 - $122,749
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MEDIAN: $88,320
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SAP Basis Administrator Salary (?
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$17.51 - $103.80
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,735 - $122,749  
   
Bonus
$507 - $15,244  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $10,000  
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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$53,881 - $139,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.51 - $103.80  
   
Overtime
$25.74 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$507 - $15,244  
   
Profit Sharing
$650 - $10,000  
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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$53,881 - $139,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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.

SAP Basis Administrator Job Listings

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Popular Skills for SAP Basis Administrator

SAP Basis Administrators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP Basis, UNIX, Linux, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft SQL Server. 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $92K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $113K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $128K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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Phoenix
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Houston
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New York
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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National Average
$91,000
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San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for SAP Basis Administrators, 32 percent higher than the national average. Other big spenders include Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, and Denver, top-paying cities where SAP Basis Administrators see paychecks higher than average (+25 percent, +17 percent, +13 percent, and +13 percent). SAP Basis Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — SAP Basis Administrators in Southfield bring in salaries that are 42 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (22 percent less) and Milwaukee (11 percent less).

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Experience Affects SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$91,000

Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

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Linux
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Oracle
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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National Average
$91,000
Java
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SQL
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SAP NetWeaver
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%