SAP Basis Administrator Salary

SAP Basis Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $90K 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. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of SAP Basis Administrators (86 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$52,866 - $123,992
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$53K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,549
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$17.36 - $111.50
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$17
$50
$110
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,866 - $123,992  
   
Bonus
$0.50 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $11,000  
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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$52,558 - $139,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.36 - $111.50  
   
Overtime
$25.41 - $69.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.50 - $14,874  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $11,000  
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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$52,558 - $139,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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, skills in SAP Security, UNIX, SAP Basis, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Java and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Oracle are, more often than not, 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of SAP Basis Administrators. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $68K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $97K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $116K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $125K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,422

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for SAP Basis Administrators, 24 percent above the national average. SAP Basis Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+20 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Denver (+16 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. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Southfield and Cincinnati (35 percent lower and 25 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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$92,000

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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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