Principal Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $135K per year; Senior Software Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $118K, while Quality Assurance Engineers and Software Testers rank near the top as well (around $98K and approximately $97K, respectively). Earning only $56K on average, Technical Support Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $72K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $78K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of SAS Institute Inc. employees (28 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $105K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K per year) can be spotted in Durham, N.C.; Raleigh-durham, N.C. (approximately $114K), Chicago, Ill. (around $106K), and San Diego, Calif. ($105K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $78K, Raleigh, N.C. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at about $106K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $122K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified ITIL Leader certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $115K annually on average. The best paid folks at SAS Institute Inc. have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), earning $131K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $114K annually. SQL is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about an eighth of SAS Institute Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, Java, and SAS.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, SAS Institute Inc. has room for improvement — only 38 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. A large number of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. SAS Institute Inc. provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and almost all survey participants do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are gym membership, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.