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Vol. 7 No. 9 November 2008

Economy down, salaries up

  Raises jumped an average of 6% over 2007, but workloads and stress also increased, according to our exclusive annual Salary Survey. salaries and the demand for experienced storage professionals continue to rise even as many shops struggle to do more with fewer staff and tighter budgets, according to our 2008 annual Storage magazine Salary Survey. In a year that will be remembered for Wall Street's implosion, storage managers faced a data explosion, and were forced to manage exponential growth at a time when CEOs wanted every IT infrastructure project to count toward the bottom line. The average salary for the 759 respondents who completed our survey and spent some or all of their time working on storage climbed to $86,573, a 6% increase vs. the salaries they reported earning in 2007. This has respondents earning an average of 3% more than the 250 storage pros who completed last year's survey. In addition, our 2008 annual Salary Survey respondents predict that their 2009 salaries will jump by 4.5% (to an average of $90,483). As...

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  • Economy down, salaries up

    by  Ellen O'Brien

    Our sixth annual Storage Salary Survey shows storage salaries are rising overall, and climbing even higher as the number of terabytes managed increases. Experienced storage pros remain in demand but many respondents say that heavier workloads, smaller staffs, longer hours and tighter budgets are all contributing to stress and making the job of managing storage even tougher.

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