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Data Center Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Data Center Technicians earn an average of $21.14 per hour. Total cash compensation to Data Center Technicians approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $75K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,841 - $73,635
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,477
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50%
90%

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$15.46 - $31.51
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,841 - $73,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,218  
Profit Sharing
$86.16 - $12,329  
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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$34,219 - $74,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $31.51  
   
Overtime
$23.44 - $45.36  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,218  
   
Profit Sharing
$86.16 - $12,329  
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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$34,219 - $74,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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Job Description for Data Center Technician

A data center technician oversees server centers and other centralized banks of computers for data-, cloud-, and information technology-dependent companies. He or she helps ensure that networks stay up and online, that data is accessible, and that the processing and performance speed and power maintains efficiency at all times.

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Data Center Technician Tasks

  • Support users and escalate problems to ensure customer service.
  • Set up, fix, maintain and patch technology in the data center.
  • Adhere to and update documentation and user guides.
  • Troubleshoot for network, hardware and software problems.
  • Maintain hardware and software inventory and maintenance logs.

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Data Center Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Information Technology Support, Systems Troubleshooting, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Support, Troubleshooting, and Computer Hardware Technician.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. Data Center Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 24%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 9%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Network Support
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 18%
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