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SAP WorkFlow Administrator Pay Range

Hello Everyone!

I have been looking around on google and cannot find what the average pay for a workflow admin. With and without certification. Can anyone assist?

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  • Apr 21, 2017 at 07:25 PM

    do you want that globally or for a certain country?

  • Apr 21, 2017 at 08:08 PM

    Is this actually a designated job position? Workflow administrator? What would this person do? Workflows are supposed to just work automatically and shouldn't require a full-time person to babysit them...

    Unless you meant "administrator" as someone who is in charge of the workflow configuration. In the latter case I doubt salaries are radically different from an average SAP functional person.

  • Apr 22, 2017 at 01:33 PM

    (1) Same as above answers.
    (2) Not sure how much is involved in WF Admin past running transaction SWIA fro example and making sure WF's are not "hung" or hunt down issues. None of which takes that much specialized training.
    (3) Certification? I would be curious of what you mean here....and even then, I can't think of any cert that would matter unless you simply had ZERO real world experience, took a training class and got a cert saying "I know how to use SAP's workflow cause I went to class but never did this on a job/project".

  • Apr 24, 2017 at 07:39 AM

    I suppose, that workflow administrator responsibilities would be only a part of what you would be expected to work on - e.g. system administration, development, functional consulting. This means, that you could look up the average salaries (for permanent) or hourly rates (for freelance) for these positions in the country, where you would be based. If you know the company name, you could also check some online reviews or ask friends/ex-colleagues, who worked in it how the salary there compares to the average payment.

    As to the certification: I don't think that it would have any significant influence on the salary proposal. It is a lot more important how well you would perform during the interview, what is the budget, that the company would be willing to allocate for the position and what share of it would go to the recruiting company.

  • Apr 24, 2017 at 08:29 AM

    Hey Aron,

    welcome to the SAP Community!

    As you already experienced, coffee corner is a nice place to start. :-)

    But this type of questions would also fit in the "Careers"-Tag ( )



    • Apr 24, 2017 at 03:00 PM

      Agreed. Although in any case one has to be more specific than OP when posting questions in the other CC.

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    Apr 24, 2017 at 04:18 PM

    Please remember that all of you started somewhere w/SAP. I am moving from being a coder at Verizon to managing WorkFlow for a top tier Oil Company. Thanks for the complete lack of confidence in building my career with SAP.

    • Apr 24, 2017 at 05:22 PM

      it starts with SWU3, WF-BATCH is a very powerful id and the rest is history.

      Above all, good luck with breaking into Basis.

    • Apr 24, 2017 at 06:47 PM

      Why this passive aggressive tone?

    • Apr 25, 2017 at 03:59 PM

      Posting a vague question in a wrong place and then acting offended after receiving appropriate replies - I feel you've got all the confidence you need already. There might be a different word for it though...

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        Apr 27, 2017 at 02:41 PM

        The reason for the angry post was that I was frustrated, Workflow Admin is defiantly a common position in the SAP ecosystem. And to downplay that as a worthless position I am not worthy of posting here. It was frustrating, this position was my chance to enter the world of SAP.

        • Apr 27, 2017 at 04:32 PM

          The word "worthless" only appears once on this page in your post. The SCN members who replied here have quite a bit of experience in different companies, so maybe it's actually not as common as you might think. And how do you arrive at such conclusion anyway if you're just starting SAP career? I'm confused...

          There is no "Worldwide SAP Job and Salary Standard" if that's what you were expecting. Each company may chose to name the positions as they please. For example, a developer's position can be called "Technical Analyst". Another company could call it "Fairy Dust Sprinkler" or whatever. That's why it's important to provide details and context in such questions. We can't read minds, sorry. Your anger here seems rather misplaced IMHO.

        • May 01, 2017 at 01:33 PM


          I have trained people to Workflow Administrator, but that was never a full time job it was part of their daily job. Their main job was either Business IT liaison or SAP Basis consultant or production support developer.

          Also certification? What kind of certification, you don't mean SAP Workflow certification?

          Also are we talking about SAP Business Workflow or about a different Business Process Modeling tool?

          Kind regards, Rob Dielemans

          • May 02, 2017 at 08:47 AM

            As some seem to be surprised that there is such a thing as SAP Workflow-Certification, I'll share this link with you:


            (The path to C_BITWF_73 includes BIT600, BIT601, BIT603 and BIT611)

            • May 02, 2017 at 10:28 AM

              Hi Joachim, I'm guessing most people know that Workflow certfication exists. But they probably share my conviction that this is overkill when all you have to do is workflow administration.

          • May 03, 2017 at 03:45 PM

            I think it is relative to company size. In very large companies with extensive workflow I can see a role for a workflow admin. Just handling the daily changes from employee transfers, retirements, new hires etc.. could easily be a full-time job. Given that so many companies extensively use contractors and temps, there can be a lot of turnover to accomdate. It depends on how many employees you have. But for things like service orders and work orders the work flow can be extensive and the employee base and tunover very large.

            As a starting point for a career I can see this. But I wouldn't expect the salary to be much over that of an administrative assistant or technical assitant. I.e. proabably a salary slightly above entry level for your company. In many companies I've worked with, this is often a temp adminstrative assistants position who has been trained for one or two SAP transactions. Simply processing of security requests/forms and assigning users the right roles and agents.

            I would think a logical step would be to expand into assigning security roles and setting up new users. Then learning the creation for new workflows and maybe get assigned to a small project requiring existing work flows. Then a project that requires some simple new workflows. I'd see eventually maybe you could build into a security consultant down the road. Full-blown security consultants are usually in demand and can get very good money.

            All IMHO.


            • May 03, 2017 at 03:52 PM

              PS> I actually thought a few of the replies to Aron were a bit snarky and probably insulting as well.

              Assinging roles and agents in major companies is mostly thankless. And the people that do this the best are the ones you never hear about. You only hear about them when things are not done in time or someone has an "emergency" that is not usually securities fault. You've heard the old saying, "Lack of planning on your part does not necessarily constitue an emergency on my part."

        • May 04, 2017 at 03:20 PM

          Do you want a reply? Sure, where's the problem.

          Workflow Administrator income can be over 5k euro at month if you're able to tell stories and you've always beautiful solutions for customers and you change customer every 6 month (Intercontinental Drug dealer level)

          Workflow Administrator income can be 1k euro month if you're clear on what workflow really means and how it really works for a company that simply need to exchange mails between people acting for a purpose. ( street bus driver honest level). Same as before, you'll need to change every 6 month the customer if you don't want your hands nailed by your customer, as scapegoat, because of the project chief that surely will be of the first workflow admin type .

          That is in case that you only work as Workflow Administrator.

          If you'll become a street bus driver, remember that SWU_OBUF will be your friend :D

          Hope to help


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