SAP Consultant Salary

The average SAP Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $85K per year. Cash earnings for SAP Consultants — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $58K to approximately $167K. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geography are driving factors as well. For the most part, SAP Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of SAP Consultants (82 percent) who took the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$55,639 - $126,029
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$56K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,320
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$36.54 - $125.06
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$37
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MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,639 - $126,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,832  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $13,474  
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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$57,938 - $166,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$36.54 - $125.06  
   
Overtime
$24.48 - $132.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $13,474  
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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$57,938 - $166,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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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SAP Consultants often end up in upper-level roles like Senior SAP Consultant. Senior SAP Consultants bring home $110K annually on average. 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


Known for taking on a considerable number of SAP Consultants, Accenture, IBM Global Services, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Deloitte Consulting LLP, and InfoSys Limited are leading firms in the industry. Although SAP America, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $136K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $60K on the low end all the way up to $187K at the top. Soaring salaries can also be found at HCL America, Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, where earnings of $102K, $100K, or $95K are standard for SAP Consultants.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. — the median salary comes to just $76K, 79 percent lower than the top payer. Other low-paying employers include InfoSys Limited at $78K and IBM Global Services at $85K, though some SAP Consultants there earn up to $206K.

Popular Skills for SAP Consultant


SAP Consultants seem to exploit a large range 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 6 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SAP Basis, SAP Business Intelligence, and SAP Business Warehouse. Most people who know 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.


SAP Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $74K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $98K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $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


SAP Consultants in San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles — the highest-paid cities for SAP Consultants in California and the United States — enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. SAP Consultants in Cincinnati make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Minneapolis and Washington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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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$94,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 271 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%
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