The average SAP Consultant in the United States earns approximately $81K per year. Cash earnings for SAP Consultants — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $21K from profit sharing — stretch from around $55K to approximately $165K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and geographic location. Male SAP Consultants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for SAP Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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$35.21 - $115.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,493 - $127,128  
   
Bonus
$994 - $19,763  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $21,400  
Commission
$2,550  
Total Pay (?
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$54,750 - $165,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,057
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Hourly Rate
$35.21 - $115.20  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $140.94  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$994 - $19,763  
   
Commission
$2,550  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $21,400  
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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$54,750 - $165,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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

  • Solve complex business problems in the areas of finance, operations, human capital, customer, and governance, risk and compliance, using SAP technologies.
  • Plan, deliver and supervise system configuration and documentation tasks.
  • Design, build, test and deploy SAP technical solutions.

Common Career Paths for SAP Consultant


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As SAP Consultants transition into upper-level roles such as Consulting Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Consulting Managers earn $123K on average per year. Becoming a Senior SAP Consultant is, more often than not, the most common role that SAP Consultants move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $111K. Another frequent advance is for SAP Consultants to assume an Information Technology Project Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $86K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for SAP Consultant


Many SAP Consultants can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., InfoSys Limited, Accenture, SAP, and SAP America, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Clarkston Consulting — the median salary there is $141K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider SAP America, Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and HCL America, Inc., top-paying firms where SAP Consultants rake in a very impressive $124K, $107K, or $102K, respectively.

Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, IBM Global Services offers a median salary of just $69K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. ($72K), Accenture Technology Solutions ($78K), and InfoSys Limited ($78K).

Popular Skills for SAP Consultant


Survey results imply that SAP Consultants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in SAP Production Planning, SAP Security, SAP Customer Relationship Management, and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SAP Basis, SAP Business Warehouse, and SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling. Most people skilled in SAP Materials Management are similarly competent in 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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $73K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $92K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $122K on average. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $163K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,252

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Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, SAP Consultants in Irvine receive some of the highest pay in the country. SAP Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+25 percent), Tampa (+25 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Cincinnati is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Parsippany and 9 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
$89,000


Skills That Affect SAP Consultant Salaries




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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