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Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Salaries 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 income ranges from $83K near the bottom to $148K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Most Senior Storage Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$81,773 - $131,345
(Median)
$82K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,218
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$30.00 - $85.00
(Median)
$30
$54
$85
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$81,773 - $131,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,354  
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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$83,374 - $148,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$30.00 - $85.00  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $79.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,354  
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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$83,374 - $148,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 imply that Senior Storage Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. 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 5 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like System Repair. 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.


For many Senior Storage Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $94K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $107K. Senior Storage Engineers bring in $113K after working for 10 to 20 years. Senior Storage Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $116K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries



National Average
$109,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 7%


Sun Solaris
up arrow 5%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 1%

National Average
$109,000

Storage Management
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

System Repair
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

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: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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