The average rate for a Journeyman Lineman is $29.56 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
Journeyman Lineman Total Pay (?
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$39,161 - $92,759
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MEDIAN: $59,626
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Journeyman Lineman Total Pay (?
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$18.40 - $39.07
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,161 - $92,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $9,500  
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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$40,804 - $92,457  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.40 - $39.07  
   
Overtime
$26.72 - $62.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $9,500  
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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$40,804 - $92,457  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
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Job Description for Journeyman Lineman
A job of a Journeyman Lineman falls under the broader career category of electricians. A Journeyman Lineman's main duty is to build and maintain electrical power systems. People in this field work anywhere from underground vaults or trenches to 300-foot. structures. Regular tasks often include setting towers/poles, maintaining and repairing overhead distribution or transmission lines, stringing new wire or maintaining old wire, installing and maintaining insulators, installing and maintaining transformers, installing and maintaining underground distribution systems, trimming trees, and supervising groundsmen and apprentices.
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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National Average
$65,000
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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%
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