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SAS Programmer Salary

SAS Programmers in the United States take home approximately $72K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for SAS Programmers stretch from $52K on the lower end to $123K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for SAS Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of SAS Programmers are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,117 - $102,839
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,929
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$27.77 - $81.58
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,117 - $102,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,913  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$51,658 - $123,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$27.77 - $81.58  
   
Overtime
$43.63 - $77.39  
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 - $9,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$51,658 - $123,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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. Lucky workers who know UNIX can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Statistical Analysis and PL/SQL are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 21 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C++, Microsoft Excel, 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $88K. SAS Programmers bring in $99K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $103K.

Pay Difference by Location


For SAS Programmers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+33 percent), San Diego (+32 percent), Cambridge (+28 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Durham and Baltimore (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

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SAS
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Oracle
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SQL
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Linux
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National Average
$76,000

HTML
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Excel
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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