Data Center Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $21.46 per hour. In the world of Data Center Technicians, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $74K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the greater part have vision insurance, as well.

$34,501 - $73,924
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,750
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90%

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$15.55 - $31.29
(Median)
$16
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,501 - $73,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,370  
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 - $74,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $31.29  
   
Overtime
$23.69 - $45.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,370  
   
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 - $74,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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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Data Center Technicians seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. Data Center Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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.

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
up arrow 27%

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 9%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 7%

National Average
$48,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 4%

Network Support
up arrow 13%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 15%

Windows Server 2012 R2
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: 18%
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