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Data Center Technician Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.84 per hour nationwide. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The majority of Data Center Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Data Center Technician Salary (?
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$35,020 - $74,556
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MEDIAN: $51,318
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Data Center Technician Salary (?
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$15.48 - $32.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,020 - $74,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,000  
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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$34,380 - $75,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $32.11  
   
Overtime
$23.42 - $45.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,000  
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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$34,380 - $75,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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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Professional skills reported by Data Center Technicians are few in number. Most notably, facility with Systems Troubleshooting and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Data Center Technicians bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $61K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

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Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Denver and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%
Linux
up arrow 11%
National Average
$50,000
Network Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 18%