SAS Programmer Salary

Pay for SAS Programmers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $78K per year. Total cash compensation to SAS Programmers approaches anywhere from $53K on the lower end to $130K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $13K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and tenure. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Men working as SAS Programmers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Most SAS Programmers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$53,671 - $117,510
$54K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,688
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$25.95 - $78.93
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$0$130K
Salary $53,671 - $117,510
Bonus $0.00 - $12,961
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,814
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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$54,147 - $130,009
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 478
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $25.95 - $78.93
Overtime $51.46
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,961
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,814
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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$54,147 - $130,009
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

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, and test the structure and schemas of the data warehouse.
  • Write stored procedures and code to implement extract, transform, and load methodologies.
  • Design, implement, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.

SAS Programmer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for SAS Programmer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of SAS Programmers include Quintiles Transnational Corp, Inventiv Health, Kaiser Permanente, Chiltern International, and Quintiles, Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at Kaiser Permanente — the median salary there is $110K.

Popular Skills for SAS Programmer


SAS Programmers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, PL/SQL, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing C++ as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and HTML also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in SAS also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for SAS Programmer

Pay by Experience for an SAS Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level SAS Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 350 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An SAS Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 213 salaries. An experienced SAS Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 147 salaries. An SAS Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,001

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

For SAS Programmers, working in the bustling city of South San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. SAS Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), and Boston (+4 percent). SAS Programmers in Buffalo make 37 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Ann Arbor and Baltimore also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

SAS Programmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a SAS Programmer?

SAS Programmer in Philadelphia:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I work from home giving me great flexibility.
Cons: I feel very isolated and hardly know any coworkers. I feel stuck in this career.

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Key Stats for SAS Programmer

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries

▲29%

▲23%

▲16%

National Average
$83,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

▲27%

▲8%

▲4%

SQL
▲3%

SAS
▼0%



National Average
$83,000






HTML
▼9%

Microsoft Excel
▼10%

C++
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%