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Journeyman Lineman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Journeyman Linemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $30.74 per hour nationwide. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Journeyman Linemans report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,607 - $97,997
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $64,452
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$20.24 - $40.81
(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
$40,607 - $97,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
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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$44,582 - $98,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.24 - $40.81  
   
Overtime
$28.26 - $64.92  
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 - $3,033  
   
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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$44,582 - $98,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 543

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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 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 $68K. On average, Journeyman Linemans make $69K 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 $72K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$69,000

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
13%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 8%
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