SAP consultants advise companies on how to properly implement SAP systems. Salaries for SAP consultants vary based on several factors. Individual factors that can influence your salary potential as a SAP consultant include your level of experience and your type of education. The type of company and its industry also influences your potential salary. Many SAP consultants also receive some type of benefits.
SAP consultants have salaries that significantly vary based on their level of experience. Those with less than a year of experience have a reported salary range of $39,000 to $62,400. With a little more experience, the salary range for SAP consultants with 1 to 4 years of experience jump to $57,200 to $79,100 according to PayScale.com. Those with 5 to 9 years of experience have salaries that generally fall between $73,500 and $100,800. Veteran SAP consultants have a salary range of $92,000 to $137,600 as of May 2010.
Education is also an important variable in determining a SAP consultant’s salary potential. Some of the highest-earning SAP consultants have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA/AB). Those with an MBA report a median salary of $67,400 to $115,500, while those with a BA/AB have a reported median salary of $81,000 to $117,900 as of May 2010. SAP consultants with a Bachelor of Business Administration have a salary range of $40,300 to $86,500 according to PayScale.
SAP consultants work for a variety of employers from general companies to the government. Those working for general companies have salaries that generally fall between $65,500 and $103,200 while those working for private practices of firms report a salary range of $77,000 to $104,300. According to PayScale, those working for the federal government have a salary range of $79,500 to $165,000 whereas those working for state and local governments have a salary range of $70,800 to $104,100 as of May 2010.
Several industries employ SAP consultants. According to PayScale, those working in software applications have some of the highest salaries with a reported range of $82,500 to $113,700. Those working specifically in consultancy have a salary range of $63,100 to $106,000 and those working in EPR software have a reported salary range of $71,800 to $107,000 as of May 2010. SAP consultants in manufacturing and distribution report generally earning between $61,400 and $99,500.
Along with a nice salary package, many SAP consultants often receive some type of benefits as well. The most commonly reported benefit given to SAP consultants is a 401(k) plan. Many SAP consultants also receive paid holidays and vacation and or life/disability insurance according to PayScale. Some SAP consultants also receive paid sick leave. Though not as commonly reported, SAP consultants may receive a cell phone allowance and/or reimbursement for education, training and tuition. Even fewer SAP consultants have flexible schedules.
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