Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology) Salary

Just under three-fifths of Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $54K to $137K per year, and the average comes out to $87K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,142 - $126,349
(Median)
$49K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,793
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50%
90%

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$24.75 - $59.64
(Median)
$25
$44
$60
MEDIAN: $44.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,142 - $126,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
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$54,071 - $137,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.75 - $59.64  
   
Overtime
$48.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
   
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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$54,071 - $137,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.


Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $70K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $86K on average. Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $120K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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