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Data Center Manager Salary

The majority of Data Center Managers in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $54K to $139K per year, and the median is $88K 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. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Data Center Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. Job satisfaction for Data Center Managers is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,113 - $130,408
(Median)
$55K
$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,787
10%
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,113 - $130,408  
   
Bonus
$740 - $20,093  
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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$53,628 - $138,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341
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
$740 - $20,093  
   
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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$53,628 - $138,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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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Survey takers who work as Data Center Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Project Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Experience with Operations Management is often linked with knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

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


Data Center Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $66K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $78K. Data Center Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $108K on average.

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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 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Data Center Manager Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$89,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

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
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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