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Journeyman Lineman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Journeyman Linemans earn an average of $30.14 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half.
$39,924 - $93,487
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MEDIAN: $61,946
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$19.92 - $40.08
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,924 - $93,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,016  
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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$42,768 - $94,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.92 - $40.08  
   
Overtime
$27.60 - $62.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,016  
   
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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$42,768 - $94,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 557
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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.


Journeyman Linemans with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. Journeyman Linemans see a median salary of $68K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $71K.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 7%