$77,279
Avg. Salary
$49.34
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,904

Bonus

$4,045

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an SAS Programmer is $49.34 per hour.

The average pay for an SAS Programmer is $77,279 per year.

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$24.69
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$78.67
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MEDIAN $49.34
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$52k
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MEDIAN $77,279
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$0$127K
Salary $52,041 - $115,511
Bonus $0.00 - $13,702
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,213
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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$52,850 - $127,589
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 844
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $24.69 - $78.67
Overtime $47.92
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $0.00 - $13,702
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,213
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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$52,850 - $127,589
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 187

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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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.

SAS Programmer Job Listings

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

22%

6%

3%

3%

-3%

National Average: $81,581

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 Hartford:
"Eliassen is a good place to work."
Pros: Flexible hours.
Cons: I think the pay could be better.

SAS Programmer in Edison:
"Good place to live."
Pros: restaurants
Cons: not much bus connectivity

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
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects SAS Programmer Salaries

▲31%

▲26%

▲18%

National Average
$82,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect SAS Programmer Salaries

▲29%

▲10%

▲6%

SQL
▲4%

SAS
▲2%




National Average
$82,000





HTML
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

C++
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%