Data Center Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.90 per hour nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career length and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Center Technicians. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$35,865 - $74,568
$36K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,118
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50%
90%

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$15.97 - $30.64
$16
$22
$31
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$0$74K
Salary $35,865 - $74,568
Bonus $197.27 - $7,312
Profit Sharing $1,900
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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$34,677 - $73,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $15.97 - $30.64
Overtime $20.18 - $47.47
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $197.27 - $7,312
Profit Sharing $1,900
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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$34,677 - $73,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 243

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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.

Data Center Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Data Center Technician


The lowest salaries can be found at Atos Origin — median pay is $42K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $36K and only reaching $48K.

Popular Skills for Data Center Technician


Survey takers working as Data Center Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Information Technology Support command much higher paychecks, 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. The majority of those who know Computer Hardware Technician also know Hardware Configuration and Linux.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

Pay by Experience for a Data Center Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Center Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 258 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Center Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Data Center Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 71 salaries. A Data Center Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,043

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Data Center Technicians in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Data Center Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+22 percent), Ashburn (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+6 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Data Center Technicians in Los Angeles report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 25 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Salt Lake City and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 19 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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.

Data Center Technician in Hawthorne:
"Long Hours."
Pros: A lot of down time.
Cons: Long hours and strange schedules.

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Key Stats for Data Center Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲15%

▲14%

National Average
$49,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲22%


▼0%

Network Management / Administration
▼0%

National Average
$49,000





Cisco Networking
▼8%

Network Support
▼14%

Troubleshooting
▼14%

VMware ESX
▼17%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼17%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 18%
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