SAP Basis Administrator Salary

The average SAP Basis Administrator in the United States earns approximately $90K annually. Earnings sit near $53K on the lower side but can approach $140K per year on the higher side. In the world of SAP Basis Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $53K and $140K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of SAP Basis Administrators (87 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,128 - $124,176

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$17.87 - $117.45

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,128 - $124,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,015  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $10,304  
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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$52,686 - $139,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $117.45  
   
Overtime
$25.96 - $69.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,015  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $10,304  
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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$52,686 - $139,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with SAP Security and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Java and Microsoft SQL Server 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $69K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $97K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $117K. SAP Basis Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $125K.

Pay Difference by Location


For SAP Basis Administrators, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. SAP Basis Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+20 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for SAP Basis Administrators is geography, with workers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 44 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Southfield and Columbus (36 percent lower and 24 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

SAP Security
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SAP Basis
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Oracle
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Linux
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National Average
$93,000

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 101 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: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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