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Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Senior Storage Engineers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $104K per year on average. Cash earnings for Senior Storage Engineers — including $25K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $84K to $148K depending on individual performance. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Most Senior Storage Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$82,073 - $130,720
(Median)
$82K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,202
10%
50%
90%

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$29.80 - $85.57
(Median)
$30
$55
$86
MEDIAN: $54.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$82,073 - $130,720  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,149  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $14,414  
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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$83,694 - $148,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$29.80 - $85.57  
   
Overtime
$5.21 - $80.04  
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 - $25,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $14,414  
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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$83,694 - $148,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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, System Architecture, Sun Solaris, and Storage Area Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include System Repair. Most people skilled in Storage Area Networking are similarly competent in System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $106K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $114K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $116K.

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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 4%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%
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