Journeyman Lineman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Journeyman Linemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $32.86 per hour nationwide. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Journeyman Linemans like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,420 - $102,214
$46K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,889
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50%
90%

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$21.88 - $43.99
$22
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.86
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,420 - $102,214  
   
Bonus
$500 - $11,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.51  
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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$48,232 - $105,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.88 - $43.99  
   
Overtime
$31.48 - $73.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $11,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.51  
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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$48,232 - $105,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 483

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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

  • Operate, maintain, and build electrical systems.
  • Trim trees and remove obstacles.
  • Install and maintain wires, insulation, transformers, and other equipment.
  • Create infrastructure for electrical systems, such as towers, poles, underground tunnels, and substations.
  • Supervise and inspect work done by others for safety and quality.

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Journeyman Linemans may see a slight downturn in earnings as they move into roles like Electrical Foreman, where pay is $59K on average.

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Duke Energy Corp offers the largest salaries in town — $82K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Lineman

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


For Journeyman Linemans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. Journeyman Linemans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. As Journeyman Linemans reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $80K.

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Key Stats for Journeyman Lineman

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Journeyman Lineman Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲21%


National Average
$72,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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