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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 $21.33 per hour nationwide. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Data Center Technicians spread between $34K and $74K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,718 - $74,006
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,438
10%
50%
90%

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$15.52 - $31.33
(Median)
$16
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,718 - $74,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
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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$34,106 - $74,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $31.33  
   
Overtime
$23.46 - $45.33  
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 - $7,397  
   
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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$34,106 - $74,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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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Survey results suggest that Data Center Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Information Technology Support, Systems Troubleshooting, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Server 2008 R2, Network Support, and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. For Data Center Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 23%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

Linux
up arrow 8%

National Average
$49,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 7%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Network Support
up arrow 14%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 17%
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