Storage Engineer Salary

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 $83K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$54,886 - $112,850
$55K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,355
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50%
90%

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$13.09 - $52.64
$13
$37
$53
MEDIAN: $36.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,886 - $112,850  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $10,293  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$53,971 - $114,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $52.64  
   
Overtime
$41.17  
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
$250.00 - $10,293  
   
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$53,971 - $114,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • Design and implement solutions for data storage and maintenance.
  • Upgrade software, apply patches, and ensure physical security of data.
  • Evaluate input and output for systems, as well as overall architecture, to recommend improvements.
  • Design disaster recovery plans and enforce backup and archival procedures.

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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, Storage Area Networking, Storage Systems Engineer, and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. For most people, competency in Storage Area Networking indicates knowledge of Storage Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Storage Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Storage Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Storage Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Storage Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Storage Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 69 salaries. A Storage Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,099

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

Storage Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 55 percent. Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+45 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Portland Storage Engineers earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average.

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Key Stats for Storage Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$84,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
▲11%



Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
▲3%


Disaster Recovery
▲1%

National Average
$84,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%