A sizeable majority of Storage Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $83K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Storage Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$56,071 - $112,099
(Median)
$56K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,749
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$13.09 - $58.70
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$13
$32
$59
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,071 - $112,099  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $10,183  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$54,651 - $115,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $58.70  
   
Overtime
$41.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.33 - $10,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$54,651 - $115,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, VMware ESX, Storage Area Networking, and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Most people familiar with Storage Area Networking also know 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 $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $90K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. 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 $90K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,002

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

For Storage Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Storage Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+43 percent), Washington (+11 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Storage Engineers in Portland earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Storage Engineer Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Storage Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 11%



Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
up arrow 3%

Storage Systems Engineer
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Storage Management
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Disaster Recovery
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National Average
$84,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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