Pay for SAP Basis Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $88K annually. Cash earnings for SAP Basis Administrators — including $15K in bonuses and $18K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $52K to $139K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male SAP Basis Administrators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,773 - $125,502
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$52K
$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $88,053
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$15.32 - $98.34
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$15
$59
$98
MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,773 - $125,502  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $15,086  
Profit Sharing
$8.79 - $18,383  
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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$52,327 - $138,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $98.34  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $71.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,009 - $15,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$8.79 - $18,383  
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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$52,327 - $138,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, SAP NetWeaver, UNIX, and SAP Basis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL, Linux, and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people who know SAP Basis also know SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and UNIX. Most people familiar with 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $68K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $98K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $116K. SAP Basis Administrators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,857

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With a pay rate for SAP Basis Administrators that is 39 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. SAP Basis Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+33 percent), Boston (+24 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). SAP Basis Administrators in Milwaukee take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 42 percent less than the national average. Workers in Southfield and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (32 percent less and 25 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAP Basis Administrator Salaries


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$92,000


Skills That Affect SAP Basis Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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