$42,406
Avg. Salary
$18.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$750

Bonus

$1,011

Profit Sharing

$5,896

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Low Voltage Electrician is $18.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Low Voltage Electrician is $42,406 per year.

10%
$12.85
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$18.38
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$28.07
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MEDIAN $18.38
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$30k
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$70k
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MEDIAN $42,406
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MEDIAN: $42,406
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$0$70K
Salary $29,564 - $70,167
Bonus $241 - $4,637
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $3,400
Commission $5,896
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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$27,872 - $61,470
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.85 - $28.07
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.22 - $40.94
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $241 - $4,637
Commission $5,896
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $3,400
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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$27,872 - $61,470
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 971

Job Description

Low-voltage electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing wiring, equipment, and fixtures. They may also be responsible for instructing more-junior staff members on these tasks. These electricians must be up to date on building codes, able to read blueprints correctly, and - if necessary - prepare a sketch of the project. Additionally, low-voltage electricians need to communicate regularly with colleagues and clients, meaning excellent communication skills are necessary; they should not only be able to effectively diagnose problems that arise in electrical systems, but communicate with clients on those problems as well. Knowledge of the tools required in day-to-day work is necessary. These electricians can be hired by general contractors who need help on larger projects or individuals and organizations that need help on relatively smaller projects.

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Low Voltage Electrician Tasks
  • Install low voltage systems, including security and home entertainment systems.
  • Answer customer questions and sell products.
  • Install cables in commercial and private settings.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Low Voltage Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Low Voltage Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 309 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Low Voltage Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Low Voltage Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 147 salaries. A Low Voltage Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

26%

1%

-4%

National Average: $40,536

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

For those looking to make money, Low Voltage Electricians in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 67 percent above the national average. Low Voltage Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+40 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Low Voltage Electricians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Low Voltage Electricians in Orlando bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Memphis and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Low Voltage Electrician?

Low Voltage Electrician in Palm Desert:
"Nice area."
Pros: Quiet surroundings
Cons: Hot weather

Low Voltage Electrician in Chicago:
"Chiraq struggles."
Pros: Corrupted mayor that gets re-elected
Cons: Too many people

Low Voltage Electrician in Bellevue:
"Busy."
Pros: Great market for what we do. High income area.
Cons: Crowded, lots of competition from companies not at our level of quality.

Low Voltage Electrician in New York:
"Get ready to travle out you own pocket."
Pros: The schedual was flexable your in a new part of the city almost everyday, and theres new and fun challenges for you.
Cons: You have to pay out of your own pocket to travle and it gets very expensive if you have to coummute to and from jersey every day. Not to mention the travel from burrow to burrow.

Low Voltage Electrician in Cleveland:
"Learn as much as possible."
Work on as many different and diverse systems as possible. Learn how to run and terminate fiber optic cabling.

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Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲26%

▲20%

▲6%

National Average
$41,000

▼12%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Project Management
▲21%

Team Leadership
▲8%

Fiber
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼1%

Telecommunications
▼1%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼2%

Low Voltage Electrician
▼4%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 45%