Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Storage Engineers in the United States, 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 and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. For the most part, Senior Storage Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$81,909 - $131,855
(Median)
$82K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,489
10%
50%
90%

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$30.00 - $85.00
(Median)
$30
$54
$85
MEDIAN: $54.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$81,909 - $131,855  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $14,325  
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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$83,629 - $148,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$30.00 - $85.00  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $79.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $14,325  
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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$83,629 - $148,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like System Repair and Systems Troubleshooting. 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $94K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $107K. On average, Senior Storage Engineers make $115K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $118K.

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries



National Average
$110,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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%

Linux
up arrow 1%

National Average
$110,000

Storage Management
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
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
29%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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