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 $21.53 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Data Center Technicians approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $74K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$34,518 - $74,726
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,888
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90%

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$15.54 - $31.31
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,518 - $74,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,341  
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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$33,902 - $74,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $31.31  
   
Overtime
$23.69 - $45.26  
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 - $7,341  
   
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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$33,902 - $74,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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 imply that Data Center Technicians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at 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 24 percent, 12 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


Data Center Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Data Center Technicians make a median salary of $60K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $61K.

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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
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 24%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 8%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 7%

National Average
$48,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 5%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Network Support
up arrow 14%

Windows Server 2012 R2
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 16%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 17%
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