Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Senior Storage Engineers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $104K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Storage Engineers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,388 - $130,745
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$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,204
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$34.25 - $102.13
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MEDIAN: $55.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,388 - $130,745  
   
Bonus
$1,927 - $18,548  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$76,857 - $140,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$34.25 - $102.13  
   
Overtime
$66.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,927 - $18,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$76,857 - $140,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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


Survey results suggest that Senior Storage Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. Those listing VMware ESX as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. System Repair and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Storage Area Networking also tend to know System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Storage Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Storage Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Storage Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Senior Storage Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 87 salaries. A Senior Storage Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,717

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

With a pay rate for Senior Storage Engineers that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 11 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Senior Storage Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$109,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Systems Engineer
▲9%

Sun Solaris
▲5%



Storage Management
▲1%

National Average
$109,000


▼4%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
▼7%

System Repair
▼8%

VMware ESX
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 7%
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