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Storage Engineer Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Storage Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $84K annually. In the world of Storage Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $57K and $120K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance.
Storage Engineer Salary (?
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$59,411 - $115,616
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MEDIAN: $83,630
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Storage Engineer Salary (?
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$17.00 - $62.04
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,411 - $115,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,287  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $7,550  
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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$57,310 - $119,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $62.04  
   
Overtime
$24.19 - $65.10  
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 - $10,287  
   
Profit Sharing
$596 - $7,550  
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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$57,310 - $119,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Popular Skills for Storage Engineer

Survey results show that Storage Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Disk Arrays / Mass Storage, Windows 2003 Server, Storage Systems Engineer, and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. It is often found that people who know Storage Area Networking are also skilled in Storage Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Storage Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $76K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. Storage Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $94K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Houston
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Washington
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National Average
$86,000
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With a pay rate for Storage Engineers that is 51 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent) and Houston (+11 percent).

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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$86,000

Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
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Windows 2003 Server
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Storage Systems Engineer
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VMware ESX
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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National Average
$86,000
Storage Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%