Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Journeyman Linemans earn an average of $33.11 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Journeyman Linemans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,724 - $101,205
(Median)
$47K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,964
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$21.73 - $44.39
(Median)
$22
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,724 - $101,205  
   
Bonus
$503 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$0.50  
Total Pay (?
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$48,198 - $106,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$21.73 - $44.39  
   
Overtime
$30.67 - $75.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$503 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.50  
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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$48,198 - $106,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 479
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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.

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Journeyman Lineman Tasks

  • Create infrastructure for electrical systems, such as towers, poles, underground tunnels, and substations.
  • Supervise and inspect work done by others for safety and quality.
  • Install and maintain wires, insulation, transformers, and other equipment.
  • Operate, maintain, and build electrical systems.
  • Trim trees and remove obstacles.

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Journeyman Linemans who move into a Lineman role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Linemans earn $55K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. On average, Journeyman Linemans make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $79K.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 20%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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