Journeyman Lineman Salary

Men account for the majority of Journeyman Linemans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $31.86 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Journeyman Linemans. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,307 - $100,321
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,121
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$21.66 - $42.39
(Median)
$22
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,307 - $100,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$46,971 - $102,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.66 - $42.39  
   
Overtime
$30.86 - $68.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$46,971 - $102,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 586
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Journeyman Lineman


Those at American Electric Power (AEP) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $77K.


Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Journeyman Linemans see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $76K.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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