SAP Basis Administrator Salary

An average SAP Basis Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $90K per year. 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 $11K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of SAP Basis Administrators (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for SAP Basis Administrators is high. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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
(Median)
$17
$50
$110
MEDIAN: $50
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90%

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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


SAP Basis Administrators seem to wield many 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. Most people experienced in Oracle also know 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.


SAP Basis Administrators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $97K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $116K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $125K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,422

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

Home to some of the best pay for SAP Basis Administrators, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 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). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with SAP Basis Administrators in Milwaukee earning a whopping 43 percent below the national average. Workers in Southfield and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (35 percent less and 25 percent less, 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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