A sizeable majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $21.96 per hour. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Data Center Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction.

$34,535 - $76,866
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,960
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90%

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$15.64 - $31.01
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,535 - $76,866  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $7,407  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$33,791 - $74,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $31.01  
   
Overtime
$20.44 - $47.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$309.13 - $7,407  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$33,791 - $74,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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


Employees at Atos Origin take home the smallest paychecks, and $42K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $35K and quickly nearing the top at only $48K.

Popular Skills for Data Center Technician


Survey results imply that Data Center Technicians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Information Technology Support and Hardware Configuration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VMware ESX and Microsoft Active Directory also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Computer Hardware Technician indicates knowledge of Hardware Configuration and Linux.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Data Center Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. Data Center Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $62K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 28%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 23%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
0%

National Average
$49,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 2%

Windows Server 2012 R2
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 7%

Network Support
up arrow 13%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 16%

VMware ESX
up arrow 17%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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