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Networking and Data Center Salary Survey: Is 2012 What You Expected?

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.
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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.

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