Networking and Data Center Salary Survey: Is 2012 What You Expected?, August 22, 2012 We're three-quarters of the way through 2012. Have you had your salary review yet? Did you get that raise? Take a look at what networking and data center professionals anticipated at the start of the year.
Salaries are on the upswing for almost all segments tracked by our 2012 Network Computing Salary Survey. The networking side has seen more of a percentage increase: the median annual base salary for networking staff members rose from $72,000 to $77,000; for managers, it rose to $91,000 after dipping from $90,000 in 2010 to $88,000 in 2011.
Data center staff members saw a smaller bump--from $78,000 in both 2010 and 2011 to $80,000 this year. Data center managers, on the other hand, have seen their average salaries return to the 2010 rate of $100,000 per year, down from $101,000 last year.
As for total compensation, the numbers rose from $77,000 to $80,000 for staff members; managers saw an increase from $102,000 in 2011 to $104,000 for 2012.