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SAS Programmer Salary

SAS Programmers in the United States take home an average $72K annually. In the world of SAS Programmers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $51K and $122K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Male SAS Programmers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Most SAS Programmers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$49,814 - $102,648
(Median)
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72K
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MEDIAN: $71,749
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$26.71 - $81.11
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MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,814 - $102,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $8,726  
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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$51,088 - $121,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 733
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$26.71 - $81.11  
   
Overtime
$30.50 - $76.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $8,726  
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).
)
$51,088 - $121,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Job Description for SAS Programmer

An SAS programmer typically programs develops, maintains, and validates data structure and software. This can involve statistical analyses, reports, data sets, tables, figures, and listings. They design and write standard macros that can be maintained, supported, documented, and user friendly. They may also assist with training other programmers or statisticians to ensure the development of specific skill sets within the company.

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SAS Programmer Tasks

  • Design, implement, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Write stored procedures and code to implement extract, transform, and load methodologies.
  • Design, implement, and test the structure and schemas of the data warehouse.

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Popular Skills for SAS Programmer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Statistical Analysis, Microsoft Access, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, C++, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in SAS are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for SAS Programmer

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


SAS Programmers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $87K on average — a distinctly larger sum. SAS Programmers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $103K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, SAS Programmers in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cambridge (+28 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Ann Arbor. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (14 percent lower) and Durham (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

up arrow 18%


Microsoft Access
up arrow 8%

PL/SQL
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%

SAS
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%


C++
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%