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 ($104K). Total cash earnings of Senior Storage Engineers range from $76K on the low end to $142K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $14K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Storage Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$74,179 - $131,562
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$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,261
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$34.25 - $102.13
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MEDIAN: $55.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,179 - $131,562  
   
Bonus
$2,002 - $19,808  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,906  
Total Pay (?
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$75,778 - $141,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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Hourly Rate
$34.25 - $102.13  
   
Overtime
$59.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,002 - $19,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,906  
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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$75,778 - $141,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
  • Design, write, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.

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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 4 percent and 8 percent. Those listing VMware ESX as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. System Repair and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Storage Area Networking also know System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Storage Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Storage Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Storage Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Senior Storage Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 87 salaries. A Senior Storage Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,232

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

Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Senior Storage Engineers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), St. Louis (+15 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Senior Storage Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$109,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Systems Engineer
▲8%


Sun Solaris
▲4%


Storage Management
▼0%

National Average
$109,000


▼4%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
▼8%

System Repair
▼9%

VMware ESX
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 8%