Storage salaries edge up in lean times


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New England region and financial services top salary charts

In California, Hall's annual salary of $112,000 is higher than the $96,433 average reported by his Pacific region peers. The Pacific region ranked fourth among the eight U.S. regions represented in this year's survey. New England respondents topped the salary chart this year with an average annual paycheck of $116,362.

Those located in the Southeast region held up the bottom rung at $85,487. In Canada, data storage professionals earned an average salary of $105,589, ranking behind just two of the U.S. regions.


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When broken down by industry, the financial services sector topped all others with an average salary of $122,040. This was followed by the healthcare/pharmaceuticals industry with $107,100.

In our 2009 survey, we spoke with several storage professionals who were headed to government jobs or non-profit organizations as a way of landing safely outside of companies impacted by Wall Street quakes. In 2010, respondents with jobs in the government/nonprofit sector reported average annual salaries of $85,339; those working in education ranked last with $71,185.



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When it came to anticipated 2010 bonuses, IT services was the most optimistic among our industry verticals: respondents in this category ranked fourth with 2010 average salaries of $104,631 but estimated a 2010 bonus of $11,756. Financial services sector respondents predicted their end-of-year checks would include an average bonus of $8,750.

This was first published in December 2010

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