Journeyman Lineman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Journeyman Linemans earn an average of $30.80 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,907 - $98,096
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$41K
$63K
$98K
MEDIAN: $62,833
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$20.31 - $40.93
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$20
$31
$41
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,907 - $98,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,049  
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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$44,958 - $98,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.31 - $40.93  
   
Overtime
$28.83 - $65.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,049  
   
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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$44,958 - $98,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 544
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Journeyman Linemans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
28%
10-19 years
37%
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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