Journeyman Lineman Salary

Men make up the majority of Journeyman Linemans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $30.83 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and years of experience. Most Journeyman Linemans report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,851 - $99,496

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$20.44 - $41.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,851 - $99,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,032  
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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$45,328 - $98,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.44 - $41.04  
   
Overtime
$28.97 - $64.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,032  
   
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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$45,328 - $98,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547
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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.


For Journeyman Linemans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $69K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Journeyman Linemans make $71K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $73K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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
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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
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 7%
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