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Data Center Manager Salary (United States)

With just under two-thirds of Data Center Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $53K to $138K per year and averages out to $88K per year. Total cash compensation to Data Center Managers bottoms out near $53K and approaches $138K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $16K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Data Center Manager Salary (?
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$54,458 - $129,887
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MEDIAN: $87,918
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Data Center Manager Salary (?
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$19.17 - $41.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,458 - $129,887  
   
Bonus
$888 - $20,010  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $15,547  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,458 - $137,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.17 - $41.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$888 - $20,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $15,547  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,458 - $137,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Data Center Manager

  • Troubleshoot environmental issues and emergent problems and create plans for disruptions.
  • Configure, manage, and analyze automated metric tracking and alerts.
  • Maintain a secure physical facility, both for safety of systems and for power configuration.
  • Supervise the maintenance, installation, and updates of physical and software systems in data center.
  • Research and present new technologies for increasing efficiency and decreasing costs.

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Data Center Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Project Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Operations Management and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Data Center Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $66K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $79K. Data Center Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $98K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $108K.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Chicago
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National Average
$89,000
Dallas
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Atlanta
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Data Center Managers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 37 percent. Data Center Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+9 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Data Center Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$89,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 12%
Project Management
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Operations Management
0%
National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%