Data Center Manager Salary

Data Center Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly 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 $54K 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, $16K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $139K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,671 - $131,147
(Median)
$56K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,885
10%
50%
90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,671 - $131,147  
   
Bonus
$766 - $20,179  
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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$54,045 - $139,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.24 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$766 - $20,179  
   
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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$54,045 - $139,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Data Center Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Project Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is not unusual for someone who knows Operations Management to be familiar with 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Data Center Managers. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $64K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $79K on average. For Data Center Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. Data Center Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $108K on average.

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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 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 8%

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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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