SAS Programmer Salary

The average SAS Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $72K per year. 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 $52K and $123K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of SAS Programmers (69 percent) who took the survey are men. Most SAS Programmers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,646 - $103,939

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$26.14 - $80.98

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,646 - $103,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,844  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$51,874 - $122,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 786
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$26.14 - $80.98  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $77.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,844  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$51,874 - $122,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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 takers working as SAS Programmers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Linux, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 14 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C++, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know SAS also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for SAS Programmer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $67K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $88K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $100K. 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


SAS Programmers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. SAS Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+32 percent), Cambridge (+28 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). SAS Programmers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — SAS Programmers in Cincinnati bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Los Angeles and Durham are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 14 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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$76,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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