SAP Consultant Salary

SAP Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $86K per year. Total cash earnings of SAP Consultants range from $58K on the low end to $168K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $13K, respectively. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geography are driving factors as well. Most SAP Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of SAP Consultants are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$55,622 - $127,733
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$56K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,647
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$38.76 - $121.81
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MEDIAN: $74.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,622 - $127,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,484  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $12,913  
Commission
$101.74  
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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$58,298 - $167,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,556
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$38.76 - $121.81  
   
Overtime
$23.88 - $132.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,484  
   
Commission
$101.74  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $12,913  
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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$58,298 - $167,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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Job Description for SAP Consultant

SAP consultants analyze, design, and configure new computer software and systems in accordance with their employers’ or clients’ specifications, as well as write programs such as forms, specifications, and interfaces. They also test new interfaces to ensure that system workflows are optimized and interact with end-users to make changes as requested and obtain feedback.

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SAP Consultant Tasks

  • Identify, document and conduct all unit testing, mock and system testing of mission critical scenarios, manage expected results versus actual results, track and resolve errors.
  • Assist technical and functional design configuration for transformations, reports, updates, and interfaces.
  • Design and configure the logical and physical design and architecture, development, integration, testing and deployment of the SAP Netweaver business warehouse.
  • Prepare and execute implementation, user testing, and fit/gap analysis.

Common Career Paths for SAP Consultant


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Moving into a Senior SAP Consultant position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $111K annually. Many SAP Consultants advance into roles as Information Technology Project Managers or SAP Business Analysts, but the median salaries are $8K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for SAP Consultant


Many SAP Consultants can be found at Accenture, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., IBM Global Services, InfoSys Limited, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, firms that are at the top of the field. SAP America, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($135K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $58K to $167K. Other big spenders include HCL America, Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, top-paying firms where SAP Consultants see paychecks nearing $102K, $100K, or $95K.

With a median employee salary of $74K, IBM Global Services pays significantly less than its competitors (just about half of the top paying company's median). Other low-paying employers include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. at $76K and InfoSys Limited at $78K, though some SAP Consultants there earn up to $122K.

Popular Skills for SAP Consultant


SAP Consultants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP Production Planning, Project Management, SAP Materials Management, and SAP Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SAP Basis, SAP Business Warehouse, and SAP Business Intelligence. Most people experienced in SAP Materials Management also know SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Pay by Experience Level for SAP Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many SAP Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $74K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $98K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $127K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $157K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,142

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

California cities San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are lucrative areas for SAP Consultants, where pay is not only higher than the national average but also represents the three highest-paid areas in the country. SAP Consultants in Cincinnati make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (11 percent lower) and Detroit (8 percent lower).

SAP Consultant Reviews

What is it like working as a SAP Consultant?

SAP Consultant in Wickliffe:
"Roles and responsibilities."
Pros: It helps me understand the business process of the various industries like manufacturing , automobile etc.
Cons: There are many sap consultants available in the market . So its a tough world.

SAP Consultant in Detroit:
"SAPSD Consultant."
Pros: I am managing order management for Dart. We have implemented 3 full cycle implementation and 2 support projects. I am also responsible for supporting their production system. There are constant challenges that I face in my current job.
Cons: It is just in manufacturing so I done get experience of other business modules.

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Experience Affects SAP Consultant Salaries




National Average
$94,000


Skills That Affect SAP Consultant Salaries





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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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