Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology) Salary

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 $56K to $132K per year, and the average comes out to $88K annually. For the most part, Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, approximately one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,064 - $121,090

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$27.01 - $56.67

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Salary
$51,064 - $121,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
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$56,132 - $132,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Hourly Rate
$27.01 - $56.67  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
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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$56,132 - $132,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $73K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $86K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $100K. Senior Storage Specialist, (Computer Information Technology)s with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $105K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 21%
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