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Data Center Manager Salary

With just below 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 $88K per year and can range from $54K on the lower end to $138K per year near the higher end. In the world of Data Center Managers, overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $138K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Data Center Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,066 - $130,257
(Median)
$55K
$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,787
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50%
90%

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$19.21 - $42.80
(Median)
$19
$24
$43
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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
$55,066 - $130,257  
   
Bonus
$881 - $20,110  
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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$53,561 - $138,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.21 - $42.80  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$881 - $20,110  
   
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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$53,561 - $138,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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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Job skills reported by Data Center Managers are limited. Those who have experience with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Project Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Many workers who know Operations Management also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $66K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $78K on average. For Data Center Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. Data Center Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $108K.

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Experience Affects Data Center Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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