Storage Engineer Salary

Storage Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $85K per year. In the world of Storage Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $58K and $122K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Storage Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,540 - $117,498

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$18.29 - $64.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,540 - $117,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,194  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $7,728  
Total Pay (?
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$57,914 - $121,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.29 - $64.47  
   
Overtime
$23.83 - $66.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,194  
   
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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$57,914 - $121,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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


Storage Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, VMware ESX, Storage Systems Engineer, and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Storage Area Networking indicates knowledge of 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 $77K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $90K. Storage Engineers bring in $99K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $95K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Storage Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 48 percent above the national average. Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Washington (+7 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin.

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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 6%

VMware ESX
up arrow 4%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 2%

Storage Systems Engineer
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Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
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Storage Management
0%

National Average
$88,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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