SAS Programmer Salary

SAS Programmers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $77K annually. Cash earnings for SAS Programmers — including $11K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $53K to $128K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Men make up a slight majority of SAS Programmers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, SAS Programmers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,900 - $114,692
$52K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,126
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50%
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$26.19 - $79.09
$26
$51
$79
MEDIAN: $50.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,900 - $114,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,926  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$53,288 - $128,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$26.19 - $79.09  
   
Overtime
$51.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$53,288 - $128,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $100K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for SAS Programmer


Survey results imply that SAS Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, PL/SQL, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C++, SAS, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $70K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $95K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $106K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $103K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,160

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

For SAS Programmers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+12 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Dallas (+7 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 in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for SAS Programmer

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries

▲29%

▲25%

▲16%

National Average
$82,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

▲25%

▲7%

SQL
▲4%

▲4%

SAS
▲1%

Statistical Analysis
▼0%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$82,000





HTML
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼9%

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▼14%

C++
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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