Storage Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Storage Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $84K annually. In the world of Storage Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $56K and $121K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Storage Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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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 (?
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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


Survey results imply that Storage Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. 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. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $76K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $92K. On average, Storage Engineers make $99K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Storage Engineers report making only $92K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,840

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 50 percent. Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Washington (+8 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (4 percent less) and Phoenix (2 percent less).

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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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