Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology) Salary

Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $90K annually on average but can range from $57K to $132K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,107 - $121,090
(Median)
$54K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,154
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50%
90%

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$27.01 - $56.67
(Median)
$27
$45
$57
MEDIAN: $44.00
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90%

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Salary
$54,107 - $121,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,489  
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$57,384 - $132,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Hourly Rate
$27.01 - $56.67  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,489  
   
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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$57,384 - $132,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)

A senior storage analyst is in charge of a server or multiple servers, ensuring they are in working order. The senior storage analyst needs to perform regular backups to ensure that no data is lost; these backups need to be tested regularly to make sure that they are functioning properly. The senior storage analyst also ensures that no data is accessed by unauthorized parties and that adequate security measures are in place. The senior storage analyst needs to carry out maintenance, often at regular intervals, to make sure that the servers are performing at their optimal levels. When operations are not working as they should, the analyst needs to carry out tests to troubleshoot the issues and correct the problems.

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Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology) Tasks

  • Design and implement data migration architecture and analysis of the environments.
  • Design, install, and engineer new storage purchases, including racking them.
  • Provide day-to-day maintenance of data storage environments, including backups and recovery protocols.
  • Assist with capacity planning and risk management, and make recommendations for strategic decisions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $78K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $86K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $101K. 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 $105K.

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Experience Affects Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 20%
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