In July 2000, employers were offering SAP professionals an average salary of $81,500 per year and an average contract rate of $76 per hour, according to dice.com, Datamation's sister site and an online job board for IT professionals. Results are based on 443 listings for this type of professional, with cities bearing fewer than 10 listings excluded from mention. Silicon Valley had the greatest demand for SAP pros, with 15% of all listings. However, both Chicago and Los Angeles contained many offerings, with 14% and 12% of the total respectively. The highest salaries on the table were in Silicon Valley, where SAP pros made $92,250 per year on average. And the highest contract wage offerings, at $89 per hour on average, were in Philadelphia of all places.Results are based on averages or totals from the following information at dice.com: job titles, job skills, and locations. Benefits are not included in compensation listings.
Highest salary by city (average): Silicon Valley, $92,250 yearly salary Highest hourly contract rate by city (average): Apache, $89 per hour Highest share of overall SAP jobs (average): Silicon Valley, 15% of total