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Electrical Lineman Salary

An Electrical Lineman earns an average wage of $23.01 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
$20,273 - $197,265
(Median)
$20K
$60K
$200K
MEDIAN: $60,000
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$15.13 - $40.81
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$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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Salary
$20,273 - $197,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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$33,483 - $115,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $40.81  
   
Overtime
$25.34 - $73.97  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$33,483 - $115,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Electrical Lineman

An electrical lineman works with electrical systems and equipment, including electrical lines, utility poles, and underground systems. They work with electrical distribution systems whenever maintenance needs to be carried out. The lineman must be able to work with electrical lines that are either energized or de-energized, as well as understand how to properly ground electrical lines and be able to use phasing sticks. Systems are often high voltage, so the electrical lineman must follow all safety requirements and protocols. Electrical linemen are also responsible for stringing new wires and setting up the poles along with the anchors. When circuits and fuses malfunction, the lineman needs to be able to fix them or replace them; when electrical systems malfunctions, the lineman must find the source of the problem and work toward an effective solution.

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Electrical Lineman Tasks

  • Inspect and test overhead and underground power lines and cables.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical distribution.
  • Splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution.
  • Erect and maintain steel, wood or concrete poles, towers and guy wires.
  • Install and maintain street lighting systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Lineman

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

Experience Affects Electrical Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 21%