Storage Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Storage Engineers earn an average of $86K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$56,109 - $116,681
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,793
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$21.53 - $54.13
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$54
MEDIAN: $34.03
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$0$119K
Salary $56,109 - $116,681
Bonus $0.00 - $10,391
Profit Sharing $512
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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$55,059 - $119,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 178
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $21.53 - $54.13
Overtime $39.25
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,391
Profit Sharing $512
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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$55,059 - $119,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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


Survey results show that Storage Engineers use a fair number of skills. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include VMware ESX. Most people familiar with Storage Area Networking also know 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: $86,725

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

Surpassing the national average by 52 percent, Storage Engineers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+43 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Storage Engineers is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Storage Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$87,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
▲7%



National Average
$87,000

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
▼1%


Disaster Recovery
▼2%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 11%
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