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Journeyman Lineman Salary

A sizeable majority of Journeyman Linemans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $30.64 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Journeyman Linemans is high.

$40,519 - $96,898
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $63,142
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90%

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$20.12 - $40.59
(Median)
$20
$31
$41
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,519 - $96,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,017  
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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$43,774 - $97,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.12 - $40.59  
   
Overtime
$28.04 - $64.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,017  
   
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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$43,774 - $97,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 534

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman

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


For Journeyman Linemans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. On average, Journeyman Linemans make $69K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Journeyman Lineman with more than 20 years of experience can earn $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 7%