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SAP Consultant Salary

SAP Consultants in the United States can expect wages of $85K per year on average. Total cash compensation for SAP Consultants runs from $58K to $166K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the company and geographic location. Job satisfaction for SAP Consultants is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The vast majority (82 percent) of SAP Consultants who answered the questionnaire are male. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$55,988 - $124,925
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$56K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,897
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$33.04 - $124.13
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$33
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MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,988 - $124,925  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,948  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $13,395  
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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$58,146 - $165,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,520
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$33.04 - $124.13  
   
Overtime
$24.69 - $132.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $13,395  
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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$58,146 - $165,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289

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Job Description for SAP Consultant

A SAP consultant helps a company build "systems applications and products," which is where the acronym "SAP" comes from. SAP typically encompasses, but is not limited to, systems involving managing finances and accounting as well as sales distribution on an enterprise scale. As a consultant, a SAP consultant's task would be provide input for the design, structure, and implementation of such a system. This job requires a lot of mental muscle, including creativity to problem-solve as well as a sharp eye for detail to keep plans efficient and practical. Additionally, a SAP consultant is responsible for helping to bring results, which puts the consultant in a position with heavy responsibility, making this occupation ill-suited for people who function poorly under pressure. Additional desired traits include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as consultants often need to communicate directly with their clients.

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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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SAP Consultants may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Senior SAP Consultant, which pays $110K on average annually. SAP Consultants most often advance into Information Technology Project Manager and SAP Business Analyst positions even though the median salaries are $8K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for SAP Consultant


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous SAP Consultants include Accenture, IBM Global Services, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Deloitte Consulting LLP, and InfoSys Limited. SAP America, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $134K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $61K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $185K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider HCL America, Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, top-paying firms where SAP Consultants rake in a very impressive $102K, $100K, or $95K, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at InfoSys Limited — median pay is $78K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $67K and only reaching $97K. Other low-paying employers include Accenture Technology Solutions at $84K and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. at $84K, though some SAP Consultants there earn up to $143K.

Popular Skills for SAP Consultant


Survey results imply that SAP Consultants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SAP Production Planning, SAP Human Resources, and SAP Materials Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SAP Basis, SAP Business Intelligence, and SAP Security. 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $74K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $98K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $123K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $158K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For SAP Consultants, top-notch salaries can be found in California: San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field and higher than any other city in the United States. SAP Consultants in Cincinnati make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Boston (16 percent lower) and Minneapolis (12 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







SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
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$94,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 305 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%