Data Center Manager Salary

With more than 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 $60K to $138K per year and averages out to $93K annually. Cash earnings for Data Center Managers — including $18K in bonuses and $23K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $60K to $138K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Data Center Managers is high. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$57,541 - $128,145
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$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,012
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$20.27 - $64.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,541 - $128,145  
   
Bonus
$1,156 - $17,855  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,000  
Total Pay (?
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$60,340 - $138,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$60.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,156 - $17,855  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,000  
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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$60,340 - $138,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Data Center Manager

Data centers are a catch-all name for the information technology (IT) area where data is stored for companies engaging in all sorts of work, from large corporations to small, dedicated e-commerce retailers. Data center managers are responsible for ensuring the integrity of this stored data, whether it includes vital company information or sensitive customer information. These managers also ensure that hardware is kept up-to-date and functioning properly, regulations for data storage are followed, and proper procedures for data entry are maintained, and may recommend and implement upgrades to a firm's IT or data infrastructure. They may also be required to perform database programming work to help company personnel access data as efficiently as possible.

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Data Center Manager Tasks

  • 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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Popular Skills for Data Center Manager


Data Center Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Data Center Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $75K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $92K. Data Center Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $99K. Data Center Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,253

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Data Center Managers, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Data Center Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+20 percent) and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Tampa Data Center Managers have considerably lower salaries, 39 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Austin and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Data Center Manager

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Data Center Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$95,000

▼3%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries


Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼0%

National Average
$95,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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