SAP ABAP Programmer Salary

Men account for the majority of SAP ABAP Programmers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $84K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$57,015 - $128,045
$57K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,352
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90%

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$30.20 - $109.26
$30
$53
$110
MEDIAN: $53.46
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$0$148K
Salary $57,015 - $128,045
Bonus $9.89 - $16,800
Profit Sharing $4,500
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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$57,732 - $148,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$109
Hourly Rate $30.20 - $109.26
Hourly Tips $100.00
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$148K
Bonus $9.89 - $16,800
Profit Sharing $4,500
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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$57,732 - $148,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for SAP ABAP Programmer

An SAP ABAP programmer holds highly technical, specialized position that handles a large number of software issues. Individuals in this position are experts of reading and coding in a particular type of code known as ABAP, or Advanced Business Application Programming. ABAP programs are one component of the SAP database, meaning that these individuals are also highly familiar with SAP programs in general.As well as mastering the ABAP programming language, SAP ABAP programmers must also possess the technical skill to test, design, and debug various types of ABAP programs. The manner in which these individuals work with ABAP programs depends heavily on the ideology and methodology of their company, which usually provides guidelines for the development and implementation of their technological code.

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SAP ABAP Programmer Tasks

  • Interface SAP applications with other systems and applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug applications written using SAP enterprise software.
  • Test and document applications written using SAP enterprise software.

Common Career Paths for SAP ABAP Programmer


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SAP ABAP Programmers sometimes move into a SAP Consultant role, where the salary is similar. A lot of SAP ABAP Programmers advance their careers by becoming ABAP Developers and SAP Software Developers. However, those positions offer $4K less and $1K less per year on average.

SAP ABAP Programmer Job Listings

Popular Skills for SAP ABAP Programmer


SAP ABAP Programmers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in ABAP/4, SQL, Advanced Business Application Programming Language, and ABAP are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SAP ABAP. Most people familiar with ABAP also know ABAP/4.

Pay by Experience Level for SAP ABAP Programmer

Pay by Experience for a SAP ABAP Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level SAP ABAP Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A SAP ABAP Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced SAP ABAP Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 56 salaries. A SAP ABAP Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,351

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For SAP ABAP Programmers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. SAP ABAP Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+19 percent) and Houston (+13 percent).

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Key Stats for SAP ABAP Programmer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲25%

National Average
$89,000

▼4%

▼16%

Skills That Affect SAP ABAP Programmer Salaries

▲13%

SQL
▲1%

Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) Language
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

▼1%


▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 19%