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Salary survey: Storage pros’ pay still on the rise

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Salaries stretch, outlook brightens

Our 2011 Salary Survey respondents earned an average of $86,926, a 5% jump from their 2010 salaries. When looking ahead to 2012, this year’s respondents predicted their average annual salaries would jump by another 4% to $90,392.

This year’s respondents saw a larger year-over-year increase than last year’s crop, who barely managed a 1% increase in pay vs. 2009. Participants were also a bit gloomier last year, predicting their salaries wouldn’t budge in the coming year and might even drop. The current group’s estimated 4% jump would translate to nearly a 10% raise between 2010 and 2012.

AVERAGE SALARY: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD

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BIG PICTURE: 

Our 2011 respondents reported salaries that were 5% higher than last year.

DRILL DOWN: 

This year’s crop of respondents saw a greater year-over-year salary increase than last year’s respondents. They also beat out the 2009 class of survey participants when it came to annual increase in pay.

QUOTABLE: 

“Even with the economy the way it is, good resources are being kept within organizations, and if you are good at what you do, companies are always looking for good resources.”

This was first published in November 2011

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