Data Center Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $22.15 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for Data Center Technicians is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,877 - $77,240
$35K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,527
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50%
90%

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$15.94 - $31.40
$16
$22
$31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,877 - $77,240  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,804  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$34,118 - $75,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.94 - $31.40  
   
Overtime
$20.44 - $48.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,804  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$34,118 - $75,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232

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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Center Technician


Atos Origin doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $42K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $48K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Data Center Technician


Data Center Technicians report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Information Technology Support can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 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. Most people 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: $49,241

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

For those looking to make money, Data Center Technicians in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Data Center Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like 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. Employers in Salt Lake City and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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.

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Key Stats for Data Center Technician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲14%

▲13%

National Average
$49,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲21%


National Average
$49,000

▼1%


Network Management / Administration
▼1%




Cisco Networking
▼9%

Network Support
▼14%

Troubleshooting
▼15%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼17%

VMware ESX
▼18%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 19%