Data Center Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $21.87 per hour. In the world of Data Center Technicians, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $75K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,710 - $76,746
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,417
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50%
90%

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$15.53 - $31.17
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,710 - $76,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,191  
Profit Sharing
$87.59 - $12,120  
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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$33,906 - $74,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.53 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$23.12 - $45.38  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$87.59 - $12,120  
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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$33,906 - $74,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Center Technician


Data Center Technicians will find the worst pay at Atos Origin, where the median salary crawls in at $43K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $51K, leaving little room for growth.


Survey takers working as Data Center Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Information Technology Support, Cisco Networking, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 17 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Active Directory, Troubleshooting, and VMware ESX. Many workers who know Computer Hardware Technician also know Linux.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. Data Center Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

Data Center Technician Reviews

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
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Experienced
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National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 24%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 17%

up arrow 9%

Hardware Configuration
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National Average
$48,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows Server 2012 R2
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Network Support
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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VMware ESX
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Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 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
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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