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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey: 2015



First of a 9-part article on salary ranges, broken down by data center size and reliability level


By Edward Sullivan, Editor  
OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: This PagePt. 2: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: More Than 10 MWPt. 3: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: 2 To 10 MWPt. 4: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: Less Than 2 MWPt. 5: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N After Any Failure Pt. 6: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N+1 And Concurrently MaintainablePt. 7: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N+1Pt. 8: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: No Redundancy (N)Pt. 9: Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: Market Background



Information for the survey was gathered through a series of e-mails to Building Operating Management subscribers and other facility professionals. Data were submitted during the fall of 2015 and included 480 total Yes responses to the question, "Do you have any responsibility for data center space?" Respondents were asked to indicate the low-end and high-end salaries for eight positions, as shown below. Low and high salary information is reported as the median amounts. (The median is a measure used to indicate a middle point of data. Half who responded earned less than the median, while half earned more. Numbers that are extremely high or low do not distort it.) “N” indicates the number of responses to individual questions.

In addition to reporting the medians, the survey shows the minimum and maximum reported salaries for the low end of the salary range and the minimum and maximum reported salaries for the high end of the salary range.

The survey also asked about the respondent’s organization and characteristics of data center facilities.

SALARY RANGES: Overall

High and Low salaries are medians. N = 480

Data Center Facility Manager
Primary or exclusive responsibility is for data center facility infrastructure. R = 167
Low: $75,000 | Range: $30,000 to $150,000
High: $100,000 | Range: $31,068 to $200,000

Facility Manager
Responsibilities include data center facility infrastructure, but not as the position’s primary responsibility. R = 210
Low: $70,000 | Range: $20,000 to $150,000
High: $90,000 | Range: $35,000 to $175,000

Data Center Chief Engineer
Primary or exclusive responsibility is for data center facility infrastructure. R = 138
Low: $75,000 | Range: $30,000 to $150,000
High: $95,000 | Range: $40,000 to $250,000

Chief Engineer
Responsibilities include data center facility infrastructure, but not as the position’s primary responsibility. R = 146
Low: $70,000 | Range: $30,000 to $135,000
High: $90,000 | Range: $35,000 to $175,000

Data Center Engineer
Primary or exclusive responsibility is for data center facility infrastructure. R = 122
Low: $65,000 | Range: $20,000 to $125,000
High: $85,000 | Range: $35,000 to $140,000

Engineer
Responsibilities include data center facility infrastructure, but not as the position’s primary responsibility. R = 134
Low: $60,000 | Range: $25,000 to $125,000
High: $75,000 | Range: $35,000 to $165,000

Data Center Technician
Primary or exclusive responsibility is for data center facility infrastructure. R = 136
Low: $50,000 | Range: $20,000 to $115,000
High: $65,000 | Range: $25,000 to $130,000

Technician
Responsibilities include data center facility infrastructure, but not as the position’s primary responsibility. R = 143
Low: $45,000 | Range: $20,000 to $100,000
High: $60,000 | Range: $28,000 to $120,000




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