Data Center Manager Salary

Data Center Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $90K per year, but may range from $54K to $139K per year. Total cash compensation to Data Center Managers approaches anywhere from $54K on the lower end to $139K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Data Center Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$55,461 - $131,094
(Median)
$55K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,775
10%
50%
90%

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$19.24 - $41.25
(Median)
$19
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,461 - $131,094  
   
Bonus
$773 - $20,161  
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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$53,758 - $139,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.24 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$773 - $20,161  
   
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).
)
$53,758 - $139,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Project Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Employees educated in Operations Management are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Data Center Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $63K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $79K. Data Center Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. Data Center Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $108K.

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Experience Affects Data Center Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$91,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 9%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$91,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

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
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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