Storage Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Storage Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $84K per year. Total cash compensation for Storage Engineers runs from $56K to $121K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Location 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 workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$58,369 - $116,713
(Median)
$58K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,374
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$17.74 - $63.48
(Median)
$18
$41
$63
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,369 - $116,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,223  
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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$56,027 - $121,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.74 - $63.48  
   
Overtime
$23.49 - $65.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,223  
   
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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$56,027 - $121,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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, Disk Arrays / Mass Storage, and Storage Systems Engineer are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Those proficient in Storage Area Networking are, more often than not, 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $76K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $92K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. For some reason, Storage Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $92K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,840

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Storage Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), Washington (+8 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Phoenix (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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%

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 3%

VMware ESX
up arrow 3%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 3%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 2%

Storage Management
0%

National Average
$87,000

Disaster Recovery
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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