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Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Average pay for a Senior Storage Engineer in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $103K per year. In the world of Senior Storage Engineers, overall income ranges from $83K near the bottom to $147K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Storage Engineers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$81,978 - $129,538
(Median)
$82K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,102
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90%

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$30.41 - $83.84
(Median)
$30
$54
$84
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$81,978 - $129,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,125  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,481  
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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$83,477 - $146,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$30.41 - $83.84  
   
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 - $25,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,481  
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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$83,477 - $146,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Repair. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $93K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $106K. For Senior Storage Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $112K. 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 $115K.

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries



National Average
$108,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Sun Solaris
up arrow 6%

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 6%


Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 1%

National Average
$108,000

Storage Management
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

System Repair
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%