Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Senior Storage Engineers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $103K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,746 - $131,554
$77K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,186
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50%
90%

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$34.52 - $101.37
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$55
$100
MEDIAN: $55.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,746 - $131,554  
   
Bonus
$1,967 - $19,633  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$77,908 - $141,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$34.52 - $101.37  
   
Overtime
$59.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,967 - $19,633  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$77,908 - $141,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Storage Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Storage Systems Engineer, Sun Solaris, System Architecture, and Storage Area Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include System Repair, Linux, and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage. Those familiar with Storage Area Networking also tend to know System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Engineer

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


The relatively untested earn a median of $99K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $104K. Senior Storage Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $116K. Senior Storage Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $108K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,043

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Storage Engineers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Senior Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), St. Louis (+17 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (4 percent lower) and Philadelphia (3 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Storage Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$108,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Systems Engineer
▲9%

Sun Solaris
▲6%



National Average
$108,000



▼7%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
▼7%

System Repair
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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