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Salary survey: Storage pros’ pay still on the rise
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 10 Num. 9 November 2011
Even with an economy that’s stubbornly stuck in neutral, data storage professionals’ paychecks reflect modest yet welcome increases. Data storage professionals are holding their own during precarious economic times, according to the ninth annual Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Salary Survey. They’re managing to increase their overall average salaries and stay optimistic that their paychecks will continue to grow in 2012. Despite ongoing unemployment issues and fears of a double-dip recession, storage pros who responded to our in-depth survey regarding their salaries, careers, incentives, budgets and benefits managed to increase their year-over-year earnings for the ninth year running. When it came to storage projects, our 266 survey respondents seem to fall almost evenly on either side of the recession vs. recovery argument: approximately half reported they were in “maintenance mode” with budgets restricted. The other half detailed ambitious projects such as multisite data center migrations, creating virtual environments and...
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