Data Center Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $22.24 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career length and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Data Center Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$34,718 - $75,140
$35K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,175
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50%
90%

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$15.97 - $31.48
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$31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,718 - $75,140  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,747  
Profit Sharing
$2,300  
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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$34,296 - $75,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $31.48  
   
Overtime
$20.56 - $48.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,747  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,300  
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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$34,296 - $75,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 229

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Center Technician


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $36K to just $48K — but Atos Origin offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $42K.

Popular Skills for Data Center Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know Information Technology Support can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VMware ESX and Microsoft Active Directory also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Computer Hardware Technician also tend to know Hardware Configuration and Linux.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Data Center Technicians bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $63K.

Data Center Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Data Center Technician?

Data Center Technician in Tukwila:
"A new learning experience every day."
Pros: I like that I get use some of the skills that I got a degree in at work.
Cons: The pay is not what I thought it would be.

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Key Stats for Data Center Technician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲14%

▲13%

National Average
$49,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲22%


Windows Server 2008 R2
▲1%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼0%

Network Management / Administration
▼0%

National Average
$49,000


▼1%

Windows Server 2012 R2
▼6%

Cisco Networking
▼8%

Network Support
▼13%

Troubleshooting
▼14%

VMware ESX
▼17%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼17%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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