SAS Programmer Salary

The average SAS Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $73K per year. The range in cash compensation to SAS Programmers ($53K to $124K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. SAS Programmers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. 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
(Median)
$51K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,412
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$26.75 - $81.51
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$82
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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


Offering only $58K on average, Inventiv Health seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $54K on the lower end and $99K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for SAS Programmer


SAS Programmers seem to wield many 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with 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.


SAS Programmers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $100K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,888

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

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, SAS Programmers in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. SAS Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and New York (+5 percent). SAS Programmers in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Durham and Seattle (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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Microsoft Access
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National Average
$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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