Storage Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Storage Engineers earn an average of $85K annually. In the world of Storage Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $57K and $122K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Storage Engineers.

$59,197 - $117,179
(Median)
$59K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,505
10%
50%
90%

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$18.29 - $64.47
(Median)
$18
$41
$64
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,197 - $117,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,194  
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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$57,364 - $121,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.29 - $64.47  
   
Overtime
$23.97 - $66.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,194  
   
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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$57,364 - $121,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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. Those proficient in Storage Area Networking are, more often than not, also skilled in Storage Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Storage Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Storage Engineers make a median salary of $99K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $94K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Storage Engineers that is 49 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Washington (+7 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). In Austin, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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 Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 2%

Storage Systems Engineer
up arrow 2%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 2%

Storage Management
0%

National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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