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How many terabytes are in your paycheck?
In 2011, storage pros managing the largest data stores -- more than 500 TB -- commanded the highest annual average salary at $110,085.
Otherwise, the results weren’t conclusive enough to say that paychecks grew right alongside the amount of data managed.
There was also a steady rise in compensation as it related to the number of direct reports. Storage pros managing small teams with fewer than five people earned $81,608, and the average salary climbed steadily to $122,667 for those managing between 21 and 50 IT team members.
AVERAGE 2011 SALARY BASED ON TERABYTES MANAGED
Enlarge AVERAGE 2011 SALARY BASED ON TERABYTES MANAGED diagram.
Storage pros managing the largest teams and the most terabytes earned the highest salaries.
Just as with terabytes, bigger budgets add up to higher pay. Managers with budgets less than $500,000 earned average annual salaries of $77,140. Those managing budgets between $1.1 million and $5 million earned $100,740.
“My ideal job would be . . . mine -- but with more skilled staff around me.”
This was first published in November 2011