SAS or Statistical Analytics System, developed by SAS Institute, is an analytic software tool that allows users to perform data management, statistical analysis, business modeling, report writing, quality enhancement, application development, data transformation, data extraction, and other operations on collected data. It is a group of computer programs facilitating the alteration, management, and retrieval of different kinds of data from multiple sources.

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The Growth of SAS

Almost 30 years ago, SAS appeared on the number 15 spot of Inc.'s inaugural ranking of fast-growing private companies, and it has never looked back ever since. While, on the one hand, the majority of SAS’s early fellow competitors have met orderly or in orderly ends, SAS continues to add onto its 35+ years of unbroken revenue-growth track record. The best part about this $2.4 billion worth business analytics giant with more than 12,000 employees is the fact that it is still private.

SAS Salary Based on Experience

Before learning a new skill and starting a new career, it is imperative to know about the average salary offered by the field. 

Salary in SAS depends on the following factors:

Job Role and Technologies Known

When you are aspiring to get a job in SAS, it is important for you to prepare for a specific job role like Data Analyst, Data Scientist, etc. It will help you to get a job faster, face fewer issues and receive a better salary package. Numerous organizations seek a combination of technologies such as SAS + (Python + R) + (Tableau or Power BI).

Experience

The years of experience you have will determine your salary package.

  • A fresher or entry-level SAS Programmer working in India with a working experience of less than a year can expect an approx average total compensation of Rs. 304,831, including bonus, tips, and overtime pay. 
  • An early-career SAS programmer in India with experience of 1-4 years can expect an approx average total compensation of Rs. 504,676
  • A mid-career SAS programmer with 5-9 years of experience can earn an approx average total compensation of Rs. 973,770
  • An experienced SAS programmer with a working experience of 10-19 years can expect an approx average total compensation of Rs. 18,22,527.

The Company

The salary package you receive will depend upon the company you choose to work for.

Location

The location of your job (country or even the city) will play a big role in determining the salary package you receive.

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SAS Salary: Based on Location

India

Average Base Salary - Rs. 762k/year

Job Role

Range

Average

SAS Programmer

Rs. 289k - Rs. 1m

Rs. 599,106

Data Analyst

Rs. 299k - Rs. 1m

Rs. 612,686

Analytics Consultant

Rs. 256k - Rs. 2m

Rs. 1,090,063

Senior Business Analyst

Rs. 339k - Rs. 2m

Rs. 751,495

Senior Data Analyst

Rs. 629k - Rs. 2m

Rs. 1,123,049

Statistical Analyst

Rs. 320k - Rs. 1m

Rs. 731,045

Data Scientist

Rs. 477k - Rs. 2m

Rs. 969,841

Analytics Manager

Rs. 556k - Rs. 3m

Rs. 1,800,000

Biostatistician

Rs. 301k - Rs 3m

Rs. 915,628

Programmer Analyst

Rs. 295k - Rs. 1m

Rs. 605,000

Software Engineer

Rs. 127k - Rs. 1m

Rs. 457,814

Senior Biostatistician

Rs. 284k - Rs. 2m

Rs. 1,399,116

Credit Risk Analyst

Rs. 110k - Rs. 2m

Rs. 1,190,000

Business Analyst, Finance/Banking

Rs. 367k - Rs. 3m

Rs. 975,000

United States

Average Base Salary - $78k/year

Job Role

Range

Average

Biostatistician

$60k - $116k

$78,089

Data Analyst

$50k - $90k

$66,438

SAS Programmer

$57k - $124k

$80,718

Statistician

$59k - $119k

$80,575

Epidemiologist

$48k - $98k

$66,576

Actuarial Analyst

$57k - $89k

$68,199

Analytics Consultant

$67k - $119k

$92,677

Senior Data Analyst

$64k - $102k

$83,046

Senior Biostatistician

$80k - $139k

$111,879

Data Scientist

$65k - $117k

$91,833

Statistical Analyst

$53k - $104k

$69,361

Senior Statistician

$73k - $136k

$104,066

Quantitative Analyst

$60k - $133k

$89,674

Quantitative Analyst, Risk

$66k - $137k

$97,839

United Kingdom

Average Base Salary - £37k/year

Job Role

Range

Average

SAS Programmer

£25k - £46k

£35,340

Data Analyst

£22k - £50k

£30,619

Credit Risk Analyst

£26k - £56k

£32,910

Statistician

£26k - £65k

£31,043

Pricing Analyst

£21k - £37k

£27,861

Senior Statistician

£37k - £67k

£50,470

Senior Data Analyst

£23k - £55k

£40,248

Biostatistician

£33k - £44k

£37,000

Analytics Consultant

£33k - £53k 

£42,080

Actuarial Analyst

£29k - £43k

£36,000

Data Scientist

£37k - £58k

£45,000

Senior Credit Analyst

£32k - £42k

£35,147

Canada

Average Base Salary - C$71k/year

Job Role

Range

Average

Actuarial Analyst

C$58k - C$74k

C$65,149

SAS Programmer

C$48k - C$99k

C$67,381

Epidemiologist

C$62k - C$97k

C$70,791

Data Analyst

C$47k - C$73k

C$62,305

Statistician

C$54k - C$93k

C$73,858

Biostatistician

C$49k - C$87k

C$65,000

Senior Data Analyst

C$72k - C$78k

C$75,484

Data Scientist

C$50k - C$89k

C$67,000

Senior Biostatistician

C$93k - C$118k

C$107,500

Statistical Analyst

C$54k - C$89k

C$66,118

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

C$63k - C$75k

C$66,760

Actuary

C$90k - C$111k

C$103,447

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