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Storage Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Storage Engineers earn an average of $84K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Storage Engineers can bottom out near $57K or peak near $121K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Storage Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$59,227 - $116,861
(Median)
$59K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,243
10%
50%
90%

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$18.35 - $61.89
(Median)
$18
$40
$62
MEDIAN: $40
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,227 - $116,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,218  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $7,728  
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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$57,320 - $121,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.35 - $61.89  
   
Overtime
$23.97 - $66.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,218  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $7,728  
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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$57,320 - $121,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Storage Engineer

Storage engineers are responsible for facilitating and leading the engineering process for data storage in their organization. They are in charge of creating effective storage strategies with the help of information technology specialists. They are focused on making data storage accessible to people in their company in a controlled and secured manner. They help design the concept, process, and resource allocation management. One of their main duties is creating specific performance and data usage reports and metrics with office applications.

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Storage Engineer Tasks

  • Evaluate input and output for systems, as well as overall architecture, to recommend improvements.
  • Design disaster recovery plans and enforce backup and archival procedures.
  • Design and implement solutions for data storage and maintenance.
  • Upgrade software, apply patches, and ensure physical security of data.

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Popular Skills for Storage Engineer


Survey results show that Storage Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Disk Arrays / Mass Storage, VMware ESX, and Storage Systems Engineer are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Most people who know Storage Area Networking also know Storage Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Storage Engineer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $75K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. Storage Engineers bring in $99K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Storage Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


Storage Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 50 percent. Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), Washington (+8 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), and Houston (+4 percent).

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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 7%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 7%

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 4%

VMware ESX
up arrow 4%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%

Storage Management
0%

National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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