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SAS Programmer Salary (United States)

SAS Programmers in the United States typically take home $72K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to SAS Programmers can bottom out near $51K or peak near $121K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. SAS Programmers are largely men, dominating the profession at 67 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's 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  
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  
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

Survey results imply that SAS Programmers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 pay less than market rate 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.
SAS Programmers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $68K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $87K. SAS Programmers see a median salary of $98K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $103K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a fair portion of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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National Average
$76,000
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Atlanta
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Indianapolis
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Ann Arbor
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Home to some of the best pay for SAS Programmers, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include San Francisco, San Diego, Cambridge, and Boston, top-paying cities where SAS Programmers see paychecks higher than average (+28 percent, +25 percent, +24 percent, and +8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Ann Arbor (15 percent less) and Durham (11 percent less).

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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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National Average
$76,000
SQL
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HTML
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Linux
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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%