Journeyman Lineman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Journeyman Linemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $31.86 per hour nationwide. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$40,307 - $100,321
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,121
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50%
90%

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$21.66 - $42.39
(Median)
$22
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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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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For Journeyman Linemans, comfortable salaries can be found at American Electric Power (AEP); in fact, median earnings sit around $77K, the highest in the area.


Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman

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


For many Journeyman Linemans, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $61K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Journeyman Linemans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. As Journeyman Linemans reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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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