Wages for Senior Storage Engineers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. In the world of Senior Storage Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $80K and $142K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$78,635 - $132,046
(Median)
$79K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,727
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90%

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$34.25 - $102.13
(Median)
$34
$55
$100
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$78,635 - $132,046  
   
Bonus
$2,007 - $19,106  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$79,782 - $141,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$34.25 - $102.13  
   
Overtime
$59.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,007 - $19,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$79,782 - $141,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 Storage Systems Engineer, Sun Solaris, System Architecture, and Storage Area Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include System Repair, Disk Arrays / Mass Storage, and Linux. Those proficient in Storage Area Networking are, more often than not, 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.


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 $105K. Senior Storage Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $117K. 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 $109K.

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries



National Average
$109,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 9%


Sun Solaris
up arrow 5%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$109,000

Storage Management
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 6%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 7%

System Repair
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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