Journeyman Lineman Salary
Men make up the majority of Journeyman Linemans in the United States, bringing in about $32.76 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most Journeyman Linemans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.
|Salary||$46,092 - $102,440|
|Bonus||$498.33 - $12,605|
|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).)
|$47,504 - $106,171|
|Hourly Rate||$21.69 - $43.94|
|Overtime||$30.50 - $72.65|
|Bonus||$498.33 - $12,605|
|Total Pay (||$47,504 - $106,171|
Job Description for Journeyman Lineman
Journeyman linemen work with the installation and maintenance of electrical power lines (both buried and above-ground), transformers, and other related equipment. They may also maintain electrical installments, such as city lights and stop lights. Periodic testing and maintenance of equipment and the use of power tools are often necessary for this position.Read More...
This job often requires climbing electrical poles, so it is important to have physical strength and comfort working at heights. It may occasionally be necessary to remove hazards that have fallen on, or are obstructing, power lines. The situation may sometimes be dangerous, especially when power lines have broken, and these linemen are often exposed to harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat. It is important to always adhere to safety guidelines and laws in order to ensure the safety of both co-workers and the general public.
A valid driver’s license is generally required for this position, as the work involves traveling from place to place. Most employers also require a minimum of a high school diploma and certification as a journeyman, which is acquired by completing an apprenticeship program and exam. There may be further tests administered by the company prior to being hired to ensure the lineman's knowledge. Physical assessments are often part of the screening process and may include the ability to lift heavy objects, sometimes weighing over 100 pounds. Hours for this job vary, as journeyman linemen are required around-the-clock to be able to respond to complaints and emergencies.
Journeyman Lineman Tasks
- Operate, maintain, and build electrical systems.
- Trim trees and remove obstacles.
- Install and maintain wires, insulation, transformers, and other equipment.
- Create infrastructure for electrical systems, such as towers, poles, underground tunnels, and substations.
- Supervise and inspect work done by others for safety and quality.
Popular Employer Salaries for Journeyman Lineman
Duke Energy Corp leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $82K.
Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman
Pay by Experience for a Journeyman Lineman has a positive trend. An entry-level Journeyman Lineman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journeyman Lineman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Journeyman Lineman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 261 salaries. A Journeyman Lineman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 128 salaries.
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