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SAP Basis Administrator Salary

Median pay for SAP Basis Administrators in the United States is around $90K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $52K, and the higher rates verge on $141K per year. In the world of SAP Basis Administrators, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $141K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most SAP Basis Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male SAP Basis Administrators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,819 - $124,238
(Median)
$52K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,918
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$17.92 - $114.78
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$110
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,819 - $124,238  
   
Bonus
$11.63 - $15,027  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,766  
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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$52,499 - $140,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 634
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.92 - $114.78  
   
Overtime
$25.91 - $71.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$11.63 - $15,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,766  
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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$52,499 - $140,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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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 using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAP Security, UNIX, and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 6 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft SQL Server also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Oracle are similarly competent 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.


SAP Basis Administrators with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $116K on average. 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, Houston provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. SAP Basis Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+18 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and New York (+10 percent). SAP Basis Administrators in Milwaukee report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 44 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in Southfield and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (44 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 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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SAP Basis
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Oracle
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Java
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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 104 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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