Average Salary for SAS Institute Inc. Employees

SAS Institute Inc. is a computer software firm headquartered in Cary, N.C. that hires for Software Tester positions, Technical Support Engineer roles, and more. People who work for SAS Institute Inc. earn excellent salaries of around $97K annually on average. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at SAS Institute Inc., but how long you've been working and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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SAS Institute Inc. Median Salary by Job


Software Developer
11 profiles

Technical Consultant
10 profiles

Principal Software Engineer
8 profiles

United States (change)

Software Tester
7 profiles

Solutions Architect
6 profiles

Senior Software Engineer
6 profiles

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
5 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 203
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Find out more about pay at SAS Institute Inc.

About This Company

Cary, North Carolina 


Computer software

Source: Freebase


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.

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Key Stats for SAS Institute Inc.


39 %
61 %
$53,345 - $111,351
$54,937 - $119,430

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for SAS Institute Inc.

  1. Cary, North Carolina
  2. San Diego, California
  3. Raleigh, North Carolina
  4. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

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