Data Center Manager Salary

Data Center Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly two in three bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $90K annually on average but can range from $56K to $139K per year. In the world of Data Center Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $56K and $139K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Data Center Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,531 - $130,424

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$18.42 - $43.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,531 - $130,424  
   
Bonus
$766 - $20,179  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $15,456  
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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$55,746 - $139,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.42 - $43.28  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $56.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$766 - $20,179  
   
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $15,456  
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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$55,746 - $139,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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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Popular Skills for Data Center Manager


Survey takers who work as Data Center Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Project Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those with knowledge of Operations Management tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

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


Data Center Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $69K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $81K. Data Center Managers bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $108K.

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Experience Affects Data Center Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$91,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 8%

National Average
$91,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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