Data Center Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Data Center Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.92 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career length and the particular employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Data Center Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,065 - $72,115
$36K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,892
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50%
90%

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$15.94 - $30.54
$16
$22
$31
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$0$72K
Salary $36,065 - $72,115
Bonus $0.00 - $7,757
Profit Sharing $2,200
Total Pay (?
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$34,824 - $72,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 150
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.94 - $30.54
Overtime $19.90 - $49.78
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,757
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$34,824 - $72,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240

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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

  • Troubleshoot for network, hardware and software problems.
  • Maintain hardware and software inventory and maintenance logs.
  • Adhere to and update documentation and user guides.
  • Support users and escalate problems to ensure customer service.
  • Set up, fix, maintain and patch technology in the data center.

Data Center Technician Job Listings

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 $36K and quickly nearing the top at only $48K.

Popular Skills for Data Center Technician


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Fortunate workers who know Information Technology Support can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. 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

Pay by Experience for a Data Center Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Center Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 258 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Center Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Data Center Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 71 salaries. A Data Center Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,983

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Data Center Technicians in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Data Center Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+22 percent), Ashburn (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+6 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Los Angeles Data Center Technicians earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Salt Lake City (19 percent lower) and Austin (13 percent lower).

Data Center Technician Reviews

Q: 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.

Data Center Technician in Hawthorne:
"Long Hours."
Pros: A lot of down time.
Cons: Long hours and strange schedules.

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Key Stats for Data Center Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Data Center Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲15%

▲14%

National Average
$49,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Data Center Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲22%


▼0%

Network Management / Administration
▼0%

National Average
$49,000





Cisco Networking
▼8%

Network Support
▼13%

Troubleshooting
▼14%

VMware ESX
▼17%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼17%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 21%
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