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Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator Salary (United States)

A Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator earns an average salary of $81,344 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage.
Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator Salary (?
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$54,322 - $122,171
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MEDIAN: $81,343
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Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator Salary (?
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$29.89 - $62.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,322 - $122,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,486  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $15,152  
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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$56,074 - $128,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.89 - $62.61  
   
Overtime
$44.62 - $58.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,486  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $15,152  
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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$56,074 - $128,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator

A storage area network (SAN) systems administrator is responsible for maintaining an effective, efficient authentication and data storage system for their organization. A core responsibility of the systems administrator is to act as a high-level expert who can deal with systems issues escalated from junior team members. The SAN systems administrator works to ensure that the storage area network provides several expected benefits: Storage and restore operations must appropriately store information for later retrieval and keep such information appropriately secured. Additionally, system authentication protocols must be established, updated, and analyzed; the systems also must be optimized and waste minimal resources.
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Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator Tasks
  • Document processes, procedures, upgrades and problems.
  • Upgrade software, monitor performance and evaluate trends and needs.
  • Manage, transform and provide user access to large datasets.
  • Install, configure, support and maintain storage area networks and associated technology.
  • Administer networks, servers and associated schedules.

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Pay by Experience Level for Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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St. Louis
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National Average
$84,000
Denver
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Salt Lake City
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Experience Affects Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$84,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Storage Area Network (SAN) Systems Administrator Salaries

Linux
up arrow 38%
Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 17%
Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$84,000
Storage Management
up arrow 4%
VMware ESX
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%