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SAP Consultant Salary (United States)

SAP Consultants in the United States take home an average $84K annually. In the world of SAP Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $13K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $58K and $164K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the specific employer and location. Male SAP Consultants far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
SAP Consultant Salary (?
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$55,443 - $124,732
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MEDIAN: $84,451
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SAP Consultant Salary (?
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$35.56 - $124.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,443 - $124,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,016  
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $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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$57,712 - $164,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$35.56 - $124.19  
   
Overtime
$24.44 - $130.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $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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$57,712 - $164,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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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As SAP Consultants transition into upper-level roles such as Senior SAP Consultant, they may see an upturn in salary. The average Senior SAP Consultant earns $109K per year. A lot of SAP Consultants advance their careers by becoming Information Technology Project Managers and SAP Business Analysts. However, those positions offer $8K less and $10K less per year on average.

SAP Consultant Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for SAP Consultant

SAP Consultants fill the offices of leading firms Accenture, IBM Global Services, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Deloitte Consulting LLP, and SAP America, Inc. Although SAP America, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $136K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $71K on the low end all the way up to $186K at the top. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), HCL America, Inc., and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where SAP Consultants typically earn around $102K, $100K, or $96K, respectively.
Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at InfoSys Limited — the median salary comes to just $78K, 75 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Accenture Technology Solutions at $82K, and Deloitte Consulting LLP where $88K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some SAP Consultants there earn up to $130K.

Popular Skills for SAP Consultant

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, SAP Production Planning (SAP PP), and SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 21 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SAP Basis, SAP Business Intelligence, and SAP Security. Those proficient in SAP Materials Management are, more often than not, also skilled in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and SAP ABAP.

Pay by Experience Level for SAP Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of SAP Consultants. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $73K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $98K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $124K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $157K.

Pay Difference By Location

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$93,000
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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, SAP Consultants in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. SAP Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (16 percent lower) and Boston (11 percent lower).

SAP Consultant Reviews

What is it like working as a SAP Consultant?
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
$93,000

Skills That Affect SAP Consultant Salaries

SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO)
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SAP Project System (SAP PS)
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SAP ABAP
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Business Analysis
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National Average
$93,000
SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM)
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SAP Security
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 332 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%