Storage Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Storage Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $85K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Storage Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$55,807 - $113,373
$56K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,704
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$13.00 - $53.00
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$0$115K
Salary $55,807 - $113,373
Bonus $0.00 - $10,261
Profit Sharing $509
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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$54,594 - $115,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 179
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $13.00 - $53.00
Overtime $37.25
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,261
Profit Sharing $509
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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$54,594 - $115,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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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. The majority of those who know 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: $84,727

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

For Storage Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 53 percent greater than the national average. Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+44 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Storage Engineers is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 22 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 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$85,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
▲10%



Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
▲2%


Disaster Recovery
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 10%
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