SAS Programmer Salary

SAS Programmers in the United States take home an average $77K annually. Total cash earnings of SAS Programmers range from $52K on the low end to $130K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $10K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Male SAS Programmers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,852 - $116,321
$52K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,410
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$24.84 - $78.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,852 - $116,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,916  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,744  
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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$52,482 - $129,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$24.84 - $78.42  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,744  
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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$52,482 - $129,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for SAS Programmer


SAS Programmers flock to Quintiles Transnational Corp, Inventiv Health, Kaiser Permanente, Chiltern International, and Quintiles, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. SAS Programmers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Kaiser Permanente, where the average salary comes to $110K.

Popular Skills for SAS Programmer


SAS Programmers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, PL/SQL, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C++, Microsoft Excel, and HTML. Most people skilled in SAS are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for SAS Programmer

Pay by Experience for an SAS Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level SAS Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 350 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An SAS Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 213 salaries. An experienced SAS Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 147 salaries. An SAS Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,377

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For SAS Programmers, working in the bustling city of South San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). SAS Programmers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — SAS Programmers in Buffalo bring in salaries that are 36 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Ann Arbor and 15 percent less in Baltimore, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for SAS Programmer

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries

▲30%

▲24%

▲17%

National Average
$82,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

▲28%

▲9%

▲5%

SQL
▲3%

SAS
▲1%



National Average
$82,000






HTML
▼9%

Microsoft Excel
▼9%

C++
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 16%
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