A Storage Engineer earns an average salary of $81,672 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Storage Systems Engineer and VMware ESX. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Storage Engineer Total Pay (?
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$56,313 - $111,619
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $81,672
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Storage Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.78 - $61.95
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,313 - $111,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,603  
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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$55,424 - $118,297  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $61.95  
   
Overtime
$24.39 - $64.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,603  
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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$55,424 - $118,297  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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Job Description for Storage Engineer
The storage engineer's job may involve designing two different types of storage. A storage engineer may design physical storage space. This is very important, as a business cannot be cluttered or over-packed with too many items, as otherwise it will become disorganized. The job title also refers to designing storage space on a company's computer systems. This worker organizes the information and keeps the computers running quickly.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Storage Engineer
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Houston
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Minneapolis
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Washington
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Seattle
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Dallas
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National Average
$84,000
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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Management
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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National Average
$84,000
Windows 2003 Server
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 9%
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