SAS Programmer Salary

SAS Programmers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of SAS Programmers spread between $52K and $122K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male SAS Programmers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for SAS Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,130 - $102,765
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$50K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,872
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$27.43 - $81.46
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$81
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,130 - $102,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,908  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $9,274  
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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$51,612 - $122,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 779
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$27.43 - $81.46  
   
Overtime
$43.63 - $77.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,908  
   
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $9,274  
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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$51,612 - $122,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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


Survey results imply that SAS Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Statistical Analysis, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, C++, 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $67K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $88K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. 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 34 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. SAS Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+32 percent), Philadelphia (+31 percent), Cambridge (+29 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Ann Arbor and Durham are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

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PL/SQL
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
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Oracle
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SAS
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

SQL
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$76,000

HTML
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Linux
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C++
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%