SAS Programmer Salary (United States)

The average SAS Programmer in the United States earns approximately $76,267 annually. Compensation generally starts at $51,494 and does not exceed $121,114 per year. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $10,000 from bonuses and close to $8,808 from profit sharing—generally runs from $50,006 to $102,162. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Work is enjoyable for the better half of SAS Programmers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
SAS Programmer Salary (?
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$50,006 - $102,162
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MEDIAN: $72,007
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SAS Programmer Salary (?
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$26.94 - $79.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,006 - $102,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $8,808  
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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$51,494 - $121,114  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 703
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$26.94 - $79.97  
   
Overtime
$30.50 - $76.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $8,808  
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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$51,494 - $121,114  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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, skills in UNIX, Statistical Analysis, Microsoft SQL Server, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 16 percent, 15 percent, 13 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, C++, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in SAS are, more often than not, 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.
For many but not all SAS Programmers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Though starting salaries approximate $68K, they climb to $88K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $100K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior SAS Programmers earning an average of $103K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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New York
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Raleigh
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National Average
$76,000
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Indianapolis
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For those looking to make money, SAS Programmers in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+28 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), Cambridge (+24 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Ann Arbor and Durham (-15 percent and -11 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

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Microsoft SQL Server
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PL/SQL
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Microsoft Access
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Oracle
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SAS
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National Average
$76,000
SQL
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HTML
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C++
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%
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