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Senior Storage Engineer Salary (United States)

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Senior Storage Engineers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $108K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Storage Engineers — including $25K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $82K to $148K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The majority of Senior Storage Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Senior Storage Engineer Salary (?
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$80,513 - $129,540
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MEDIAN: $102,300
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Senior Storage Engineer Salary (?
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$32.50 - $90.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,513 - $129,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,981  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,446  
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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$82,041 - $148,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$32.50 - $90.00  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $79.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,446  
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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$82,041 - $148,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

Survey results suggest that Senior Storage Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sun Solaris, System Architecture, Linux, and Storage Area Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Repair. Those educated in Storage Area Networking tend to be well versed in System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Senior Storage Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $94K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $105K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Storage Engineers make a median salary of $112K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $118K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$108,000
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For Senior Storage Engineers, location is an influential factor in determining pay. American cities to the east — New York, Washington, and Boston — all offer salaries upward of the national average; in fact, these names represent the highest-paid cities for Senior Storage Engineers in the country. Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 4 percent.

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

National Average
$108,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Sun Solaris
up arrow 7%
System Architecture
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Linux
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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National Average
$108,000
Storage Management
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Storage Systems Engineer
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Systems Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%