Data Center Manager Salary

With more than two-thirds of Data Center Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Data Center Managers is $96K per year and can range from $63K on the lower end to $140K per year near the higher end. Final cash compensation to Data Center Managers varies from around $63K to approximately $140K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $18K and $24K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. For the most part, Data Center Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$61,034 - $128,139
$61K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,241
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50%
90%

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$29.03 - $63.62
$29
$37
$64
MEDIAN: $36.63
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$0$139K
Salary $61,034 - $128,139
Bonus $986 - $17,976
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,468
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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$62,698 - $139,606
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $29.03 - $63.62
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$139K
Bonus $986 - $17,976
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,468
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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$62,698 - $139,606
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain a secure physical facility, both for safety of systems and for power configuration.
  • Troubleshoot environmental issues and emergent problems and create plans for disruptions.
  • Configure, manage, and analyze automated metric tracking and alerts.

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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 Project Management, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Operations Management and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

Pay by Experience for a Data Center Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Center Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Center Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Data Center Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 119 salaries. A Data Center Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,455

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

For those looking to make money, Data Center Managers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Data Center Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+17 percent) and Los Angeles (+7 percent). Data Center Managers in Tampa make 41 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (23 percent lower) and Atlanta (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Data Center Manager

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Data Center Manager Salaries

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$98,000

▼7%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

National Average
$98,000


Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
no benefits
None: 8%
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