SAS Programmer Salary

SAS Programmers in the United States pull down an average of $72K annually. In the world of SAS Programmers, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $123K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $9K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of SAS Programmers are male. Work is enjoyable for SAS Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,136 - $103,377
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,157
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$25.99 - $80.59
(Median)
$26
$49
$81
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,136 - $103,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,894  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$51,285 - $123,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$25.99 - $80.59  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $77.75  
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 - $9,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$51,285 - $123,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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


SAS Programmers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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, 13 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with SAS also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for SAS Programmer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of SAS Programmers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $67K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $88K. SAS Programmers see a median salary of $100K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $103K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for SAS Programmers that is 36 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+35 percent), Cambridge (+29 percent), San Diego (+21 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Durham and Ann Arbor (13 percent lower).

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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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