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Part 1: In Data Centers, Human Error Is Most Common Cause of Downtime
Part 2: Facilties Department Solely Responsible For Network Cable, Fiber, and Power Cord Installation
Part 3: SIDEBAR: Survey Says Facility Staff in Charge of Data Centers Earn Higher Salaries
By Edward Sullivan, Editor
May 2016 -
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The newly released Data Center Facility Staff salary survey shows that facility staff whose primary responsibility is data center facility infrastructure typically earn higher salaries than facility professionals whose responsibilities include data centers, but not as the position’s primary responsibility.
For the survey, facility managers reported the salary ranges for eight facility staff positions. Half of those positions were focused strictly on data centers; the other half were generalist positions with some data center responsibility. The positions are:• Data Center Facility Manager • Data Center Chief Engineer• Data Center Engineer• Data Center Engineer• Facility Manager with some data center responsibility• Chief Engineer with some data center responsibility• Engineer with some data center responsibility• Technician with some data center responsibilityThe report includes salary information for the overall market as well as data broken down by different redundancy levels and data center sizes. For the overall market, and in most subcategories, data center specialists earn higher salaries, the survey shows. For example, when the critical load of the largest data center is from 2 MW to 10 MW, the median salary range for a data center facility manager is $80,000 to $120,000. By contrast, the median range for a facility manager who has some responsibility for data centers is between $80,000 and $100,000.
Similarly, when looking at the overall market, a data center technician typically earns between $50,000 and $65,000, compared to a range of $45,000 to $60,000 for technicians whose primary responsibility is not data centers.
View complete survey results here.