SAS Programmer Salary

Median pay for SAS Programmers in the United States is around $73K annually. Total cash compensation to SAS Programmers ranges from $53K on the lower end to $124K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. The majority of SAS Programmers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$51,095 - $105,568
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$51K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,412
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$26.75 - $81.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,095 - $105,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$52,844 - $124,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 840
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$26.75 - $81.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.98  
Overtime
$29.80 - $78.91  
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 - $9,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$52,844 - $124,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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 Employer Salaries for SAS Programmer


Although Inventiv Health hands out the lowest average salary in town at $58K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $54K or as much as $99K.

Popular Skills for SAS Programmer


Survey results imply that SAS Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Linux, PL/SQL, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C++, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know SAS are also skilled 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $100K on average. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $102K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,888

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

For those looking to make money, SAS Programmers in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Indianapolis SAS Programmers earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Durham and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

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Oracle
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SQL
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$78,000

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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

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: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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