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 earnings of Storage Engineers range from $57K on the low end to $122K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Storage Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$59,288 - $117,179
(Median)
$59K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,353
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$18.35 - $64.10
(Median)
$18
$41
$64
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,288 - $117,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,207  
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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$57,409 - $121,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.35 - $64.10  
   
Overtime
$23.97 - $66.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,207  
   
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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$57,409 - $121,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


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 $76K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $90K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $99K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Storage Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 49 percent greater than the national average. Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Washington (+8 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 7%

VMware ESX
up arrow 4%

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 3%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 3%

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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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