Average Salary for SAP Employees

SAP employees take home generous earnings of approximately $100K annually on average. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at SAP. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
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The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Directors, who bring in close to about $177K per year, though Senior Software Engineers are not far behind at $119K along with User Experience Designers ($88K) and Software Engineers (around $88K). Financial compensation for Senior Technical Support Engineers is rather low — on average only $71K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $71K annually. Survey participants who have worked at SAP for between five and 10 years earn $71K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $108K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($103K per year) can be spotted in Palo Alto, Calif.; New York, N.Y. (around $98K), San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $93K), and Dublin, Calif. ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chicago, Ill.; in fact, at $53K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is approximately $108K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Professionals earn around $177K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have a Master of Computer Science (MCS) make the most here, hauling in $140K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $120K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the SAP workforce; roughly a sixth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. JavaScript, C++ Programming Language, and Java are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of employees save for retirement through SAP's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all workers and dental coverage for a large number of workers. Some other advantages of working at SAP are a company cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for SAP


31 %
69 %
$47,344 - $106,888
$51,456 - $118,496

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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