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Storage Engineer Salary

Male Storage Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $84K annually in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Storage Engineers spread between $57K and $121K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Storage Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$59,687 - $116,699
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,243
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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
$59,687 - $116,699  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,219  
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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$57,329 - $121,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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 - $10,219  
   
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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$57,329 - $121,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 5 percent and 7 percent. Those educated in Storage Area Networking tend to be well versed in Storage Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Storage Engineer

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $76K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $99K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $92K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Storage Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 50 percent above the national average. Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Washington (+8 percent), Houston (+4 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent).

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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 6%


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%

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
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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