For the most part, those delegated with management or administrative tasks involving storage have other responsibilities, such as server or network
Working for a larger company (as measured by revenue), considerably increases your chances of working in a dedicated storage group. Nearly 63% of companies with revenue greater than $5 billion indicate that they have formal storage groups (see "Percent of companies with dedicated storage groups by company revenue"). And working in one of those committed storage support groups apparently has its rewards; the average salary for a storage pro in a dedicated storage organization is $83,858, which is slightly higher than last year's $82,136 (see "Average salary by type of storage organization").
Generally, the bigger your company is the more you'll get paid. Companies with annual revenue in the $5.1 billion to $10 billion range tend to be most generous, with an average salary of $94,588 for their storage professionals; this is considerably higher than the $87,059 reported last year for the same size companies. Oddly, for both this year and last, there was a slight drop-off in salaries at companies with annual revenue greater than $10 billion; this could mean that these firms have larger storage staffs and thus somewhat lower salaries.
This was first published in November 2006