Senior Storage Engineer Salary

Senior Storage Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $105K) surpassing six figures annually. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$77,459 - $127,673
$77K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,553
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50%
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$35.23 - $99.33
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$99
MEDIAN: $55.21
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$0$137K
Salary $77,459 - $127,673
Bonus $970 - $15,586
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$78,325 - $137,870
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $35.23 - $99.33
Overtime $59.75
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $970 - $15,586
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$78,325 - $137,870
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Senior Storage Engineer

Senior storage engineers are responsible for overseeing the use, maintenance, and expansion of data storage solutions for their entire company. They lead and coordinate a team of engineers to ensure that the company's data storage solutions are running optimally and that any network problems are fixed as quickly as possible. Senior storage engineers are expected to keep abreast of new developments related to data storage and spearhead implementation of new solutions whenever feasible. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relations with external vendors, and they are expected to negotiate favorable deals for purchases necessary to complete their duties. Senior storage engineers must communicate with other departments in the company to educate them on the proper use of data storage solutions, as well as identify problems faced by that department that could be solved by the implementation of different solutions.

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Senior Storage Engineer Tasks

  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
  • Design, write, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.

Senior Storage Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Storage Engineer


Senior Storage Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Storage Systems Engineer, Sun Solaris, System Architecture, and Storage Area Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those listing VMware ESX as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. System Repair and Disk Arrays / Mass Storage also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Storage Area Networking are, more often than not, also skilled in System Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Storage Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Storage Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Storage Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $104,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Senior Storage Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 87 salaries. A Senior 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 $110,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,552

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

For Senior Storage Engineers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Storage Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin.

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Key Stats for Senior Storage Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$109,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Storage Engineer Salaries

Storage Systems Engineer
▲9%


Sun Solaris
▲5%


Storage Management
▲1%

National Average
$109,000


▼4%

Disk Arrays / Mass Storage
▼7%

System Repair
▼8%

VMware ESX
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 10%