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SAS Programmer Salary

The average SAS Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $72K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of SAS Programmers spread between $52K and $123K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration 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 69 percent. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,115 - $102,812
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$72K
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MEDIAN: $71,899
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$27.68 - $81.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,115 - $102,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,907  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$51,660 - $123,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$27.68 - $81.70  
   
Overtime
$43.63 - $77.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,907  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$51,660 - $123,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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 seem to wield many skills on the job. Lucky workers who know UNIX can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Microsoft Access and Statistical Analysis are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 9 percent and 21 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C++, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in SAS are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for SAS Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $88K. For SAS Programmers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $99K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $103K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for SAS Programmers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above the national average. SAS Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+34 percent), Philadelphia (+32 percent), Cambridge (+28 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Durham and Baltimore earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 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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Oracle
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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