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Vol. 9 Num. 8 November/December 2010

Storage salaries edge up in lean times

Storage salaries are higher than last year, but not by much. Still, on-the-job training and new technologies are good enough reasons to love your job in tight times. The results of our eighth annual Storage magazine/ Salary Survey reflect a larger economic trend of tightly strapped salaries that loosened by only a few inches in 2010, and spending that's limited to projects with tangible ROI. This year, our 326 respondents said they earned an average annual salary of $96,554 vs. $96,425 in 2009, less than a 1% increase. That's a much smaller year-over-year increase than we've seen in our previous surveys; in 2009, respondents reported a 3.5% year-over-year salary jump while our 2008 survey sample reported a 6% rise over 2007. Still, our 2010 survey respondents earned a good chunk more than our 2009 group of 363 respondents; the average salary reported by last year's respondents was $85,869. Economy still a drag Headed into 2011, and looking at an economic picture too hazy for anyone to predict with confidence, ...

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