Data Center Manager Salary

Close to two-thirds of Data Center Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $58K to $141K per year, and the average comes out to $93K per year. Final cash compensation to Data Center Managers varies from around $58K to approximately $141K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $15K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. For the most part, Data Center Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Data Center Managers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,370 - $131,366
(Median)
$57K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,539
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50%
90%

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$15.46 - $57.85
(Median)
$15
$32
$58
MEDIAN: $31.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,370 - $131,366  
   
Bonus
$825 - $19,806  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$57,664 - $141,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $57.85  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$825 - $19,806  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$57,664 - $141,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Operations Management. Most people who know Operations Management also know Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $75K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $85K on average. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $101K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $111K.

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Experience Affects Data Center Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 10%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$94,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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