Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Average pay for Senior Storage Engineers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($105K). Total cash compensation for Senior Storage Engineers runs from $82K to $149K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $25K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Senior Storage Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$80,844 - $132,717
(Median)
$81K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,466
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$34.52 - $113.53
(Median)
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$54
$110
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,844 - $132,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,083  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,062  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$82,157 - $149,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$34.52 - $113.53  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $72.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,083  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,062  
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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$82,157 - $149,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

  • 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 System Architecture, Storage Systems Engineer, Sun Solaris, and Storage Area Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include System Repair, Disk Arrays / Mass Storage, and Linux. Most people familiar with Storage Area Networking also know 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. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $98K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $106K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $117K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $118K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,357

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

For Senior Storage Engineers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), St. Louis (+15 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver and Philadelphia (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries



National Average
$109,000


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Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries


Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 8%

Sun Solaris
up arrow 4%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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National Average
$109,000

Storage Management
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Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 5%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 8%

System Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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