What does a Storage Administrator do?

Storage administrators are responsible for managing the secure and efficient storage of an organization’s electronic data, including electronic files and storage hardware such as external hard drives. They develop, configure, and maintain storage systems and resources, often involving a combination of onsite storage and offsite virtual or cloud-based solutions. They assess organizational needs, formulate a detailed plan, and ensure there are contingencies and safeguards in place. They maintain and troubleshoot data storage systems, and provide input for capacity planning and assessments.

Storage administrators typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, and a background that includes storage planning and management. These roles require capacity planning and assessment skills, and experience implementing and managing data storage systems. Experience with FC network administration is helpful.

What responsibilities are common for Storage Administrator jobs?
  • Manage the receipt, storage, issuance, and delivery of material.
  • Perform light property maintenance and partner with vendors, as approved or necessary.
  • Assist customers in finding a storage space that will fit their needs.
  • Respond to all hardware and software-based problems and interface with vendor support to ensure quick resolutions.
  • Perform day-to-day contractual and programmatic management of the contract and all task orders.
  • Develop and build relationships with logistics management counterparts within parent organization as well as with external organizations facilitating the coordination of various logistical support projects.
  • Handle multiple, demanding, and complex projects in a timely manner with accurate results.
  • Answer phone calls while multitasking with computers or other duties.
  • Run multiple facets of day-to-day operations including sales, customer service, facility upkeep, oversight of property profitability and security.
  • Provide support by learning and executing parking audits, trouble shooting the gate system, conducting unit audits, and preparing for bi-annual property audits.
What are the typical qualifications for Storage Administrator jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with IAT Level II, NFS, CIFS, ISCSI, UNIX, SRDF, NDMP, GPUS, DOD, and Linux software and systems.
  • Comfortable determining root cause analysis, scripting, and running hardware upgrades.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Fluency in middleware, firmware, and mainframes.
  • A natural leader and problem solver with time management skills.
  • Experience with Vcenter and operating systems.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Storage Administrator make?

Confident
$89,744 /yr
Total Pay
$61,377
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$28,366
 /yr

Additional Pay

$89,744

 / yr
$44K$269K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Storage Administrator Career Path

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L2
Storage Administrator
$89,744/yr
L3
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
43%
2 - 4
6%
5 - 7
4%
8+
47%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Storage Administrator Insights

Read what Storage Administrator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
Storage Administrator
Apr 24, 2021

“Good Company to work and explore your career opportunities”

Soft SourceSoft Source
Backup Administrator
May 31, 2022

“Nice place to work and more freedom”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
Backup and Storage Administrator
Dec 2, 2021

“Good work and life balance”

MicrolandMicroland
Senior Storage Administrator
Jan 11, 2022

“Good pay based on client billing”

KPMGKPMG
Storage and Backup Administrator
Mar 29, 2021

“The Benefits are not the best”

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Storage Administrator
Sep 2, 2020

“Good work life balance assured”

StorHubStorHub
Storage Specialist
May 11, 2022

“Good people to work with”

Wipro Technologies
Backup Administrator
Sep 23, 2021

“Salary hike is not so good”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Storage Administrator

When working as a Storage Administrator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are IAT Level II, Dashboarding, DOD 8570, Administering, and Deliverables.

The most similar professions to Storage Administrator are:
  • Administrator
  • Office Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Storage Administrator include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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