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 $21.36 per hour. Cash earnings for Data Center Technicians — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $74K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Data Center Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too.

$34,466 - $73,527

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$15.55 - $31.17

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,466 - $73,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,314  
Profit Sharing
$86.81 - $12,234  
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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$33,932 - $73,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$23.69 - $45.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,314  
   
Profit Sharing
$86.81 - $12,234  
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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$33,932 - $73,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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 large range 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 26 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Active Directory, and VMware ESX.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


For Data Center Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. Data Center Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. 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 $61K.

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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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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 26%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 14%

Linux
up arrow 8%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 3%

Windows Server 2012 R2
up arrow 10%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

Network Support
up arrow 12%

VMware ESX
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 14%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 18%
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