Journeyman Lineman Salary

Journeyman Linemans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $30.84 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Journeyman Linemans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$41,022 - $99,254
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$99K
MEDIAN: $63,464
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$20.36 - $40.94
(Median)
$20
$31
$41
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$41,022 - $99,254  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
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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$45,161 - $98,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $40.94  
   
Overtime
$28.99 - $65.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
   
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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$45,161 - $98,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 544
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Journeyman Linemans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Journeyman Linemans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. As Journeyman Linemans reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $73K.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 7%
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