SAP consultant asks pay question

A ZDNet Asia reader wants to know how much an SAP consultant in Hong Kong is able to earn. Answer: it depends.

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Q. What is the salary of an SAP consultant in Hong Kong with the following experience:
Job: SAP FICO (Financial Accounting and Controlling)
Consultant Level: Team lead
Company:MNC (inhouse consulting)
Experience: 8 years
Implementation experience: 6 Years; two years' in a lead role overseeing a team of 12

Career advice from Kelly Chua, consultant, IT&T, Singapore, Hudson.
It is difficult to specify a general salary range for an experienced consultant as there are many dimensions that would significantly affect the pay scale. These include:

  • The specific modules that one specializes in. For example, a SAP HR consultant in Singapore might be in the lower payscale compared to SAP SD (Sales and Distribution) where the general demand for SAP SD is higher. This is pretty much driven by the demand and supply.
  • Whether one is from a consulting or end-user environment
  • Amount (frequency and duration) of travel that one is required to do
  • Which countries is one working from

Based on the above information, you might be looking at an annual package of between HK$600,000 (US$76,712) and HK$800,000 (US$102,283). This is just a generic guideline. As mentioned earlier, this can change significantly according to the supply and demand at different points in time of the job market.