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Two hundred and eighty-nine storage professionals responded to the fourth edition of Storage magazine's Storage Salary Survey. Some interesting facts gleaned from the 2006 survey:
- 25% have more than six years of dedicated storage experience
- 77% say their primary responsibilities are related to one or more of their company's data centers
- 41% manage 10 TB to 99 TB of storage; more than 33% manage 100 TB or more
- 70% have more than 10 years of IT experience
- 28% manage budgets in excess of $1 million
Respondents spend 32% of their time on storage-related activities. Of that
- 22% of their time is spent on primary operations
- 13% of their time is spent on maintenance
- 22% of their time is spent on backup
- 23% of their time is spent on architecture/planning/design
- 54% are college graduates;
- 14% have advanced college degrees
The data used in this report was gathered through an e-mail survey conducted in August 2006. The survey was sent to a sampling of Storage subscribers and yielded 289 valid responses. Telephone interviews were conducted with selected respondents and others who manage storage.