SAS Programmer Salary

SAS Programmers in the United States take home approximately $72K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of SAS Programmers spread between $51K and $123K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Male SAS Programmers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for SAS Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,312 - $103,474
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,399
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$25.79 - $81.11
(Median)
$26
$50
$81
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,312 - $103,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,862  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$51,459 - $122,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 791
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$25.79 - $81.11  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $77.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,862  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$51,459 - $122,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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 takers working as SAS Programmers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Linux, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. 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.


SAS Programmers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $67K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $88K. After working for 10 to 20 years, SAS Programmers make a median salary of $100K. 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


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for SAS Programmers, 34 percent above the national average. SAS Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+34 percent), Cambridge (+28 percent), Charlotte (+21 percent), and San Diego (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Workers in Durham and Baltimore earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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