Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Salaries for Senior Storage Engineers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Cash earnings for Senior Storage Engineers — which occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing — stretch from around $84K to approximately $149K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Storage Engineers. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$81,921 - $132,246

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$29.80 - $85.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$81,921 - $132,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,851  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,297  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$83,557 - $148,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$29.80 - $85.57  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $77.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,297  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$83,557 - $148,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Senior Storage Engineer

Senior storage engineers are responsible for overseeing the use, maintenance, and expansion of data storage solutions for their entire company. They lead and coordinate a team of engineers to ensure that the company's data storage solutions are running optimally and that any network problems are fixed as quickly as possible. Senior storage engineers are expected to keep abreast of new developments related to data storage and spearhead implementation of new solutions whenever feasible. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relations with external vendors, and they are expected to negotiate favorable deals for purchases necessary to complete their duties. Senior storage engineers must communicate with other departments in the company to educate them on the proper use of data storage solutions, as well as identify problems faced by that department that could be solved by the implementation of different solutions.

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Senior Storage Engineer Tasks

  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.
  • Design, write, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.

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Popular Skills for Senior Storage Engineer


Senior Storage Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Storage Systems Engineer, System Architecture, Sun Solaris, and Storage Area Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include System Repair, Systems Troubleshooting, and Linux. It is often found that people who know Storage Area Networking are also skilled in System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Storage Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $94K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $107K. For Senior Storage Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $114K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $119K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries



National Average
$109,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 7%


Sun Solaris
up arrow 4%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$109,000

Storage Management
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 4%


System Repair
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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