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Data Center Technician Salary

Data Center Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.90 per hour. In the world of Data Center Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $74K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $6K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most get medical and dental insurance, and the greater part get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Center Technicians. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,772 - $72,620
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,018
10%
50%
90%

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$15.53 - $31.85
(Median)
$16
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,772 - $72,620  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$85.57 - $6,456  
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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$34,354 - $74,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.53 - $31.85  
   
Overtime
$23.33 - $45.45  
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 - $6,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$85.57 - $6,456  
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).
)
$34,354 - $74,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Information Technology Support, Systems Troubleshooting, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 12 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Network Support, Troubleshooting, and Computer Hardware Technician.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. Data Center Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Data Center Technicians report making only $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 37%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 11%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

Network Support
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 19%