Data Center Technician Salary (United States)

A Data Center Technician earns an average wage of $21.04 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting and Linux. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Data Center Technician Salary (?
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$35,752 - $72,745
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,923
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Data Center Technician Salary (?
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$15.54 - $32.36
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,752 - $72,745  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,043 - $6,240  
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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$34,580 - $74,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $32.36  
   
Overtime
$23.42 - $45.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,043 - $6,240  
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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$34,580 - $74,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$50,000
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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 28%
Linux
up arrow 13%
National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 19%