Data Center Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $21.87 per hour. In the world of Data Center Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $75K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and tenure. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,710 - $76,746
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,417
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50%
90%

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$15.53 - $31.17
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,710 - $76,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,191  
Profit Sharing
$87.59 - $12,120  
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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$33,906 - $74,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.53 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$23.12 - $45.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$87.59 - $12,120  
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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$33,906 - $74,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Center Technician


Data Center Technicians will find the worst pay at Atos Origin, where the median salary crawls in at $43K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $51K, leaving little room for growth.


Data Center Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Information Technology Support, Cisco Networking, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 17 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Active Directory, Troubleshooting, and VMware ESX. Employees educated in Computer Hardware Technician are typically practiced in Linux, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Data Center Technicians make a median salary of $59K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $60K on average.

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
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Experienced
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National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 24%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 17%

up arrow 9%

Hardware Configuration
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National Average
$48,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Windows Server 2012 R2
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Network Support
up arrow 7%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 11%

VMware ESX
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Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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