SAP Basis Administrator Salary (United States)

A typical SAP Basis Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $91,299 per year. Compensation generally starts at $53,881 and does not exceed $139,704 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $54,735 and peaks near $122,749, incorporates potential for more than $15,244 from bonuses and close to $10,000 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; the vast majority claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. 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 report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
SAP Basis Administrator Salary (?
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$54,735 - $122,749
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SAP Basis Administrator Salary (?
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$17.51 - $103.80
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$54,735 - $122,749  
   
Bonus
$507 - $15,244  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$53,881 - $139,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$17.51 - $103.80  
   
Overtime
$25.74 - $78.91  
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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  
PayScale
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.

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Popular Skills for SAP Basis Administrator

SAP Basis Administrators report exploiting a large range of skills on the job. SAP Basis and UNIX are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 6 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft SQL Server. Those familiar with Oracle also tend to 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.
For SAP Basis Administrators, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Starting out, salaries fall in the $69K range but grow to $100K after five to 10 years. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job—experienced workers bring in an estimated $113K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and SAP Basis Administrators at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $128K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 28 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, SAP Basis Administrators in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, and Denver, where SAP Basis Administrators typically earn around 25 percent, 17 percent, 13 percent, and 13 percent more than usual. One of the biggest compensable factors for SAP Basis Administrators is geography, with workers in Southfield earning a whopping 42 percent below the national average. Workers in Columbus and Milwaukee earn less than others in this profession; their -22 percent and -11 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

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$91,000

Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

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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%
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