A Lineman earns an average wage of $21.45 per hour. A skill in Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity) is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Lineman Total Pay (?
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$28,718 - $93,131
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MEDIAN: $56,324
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Lineman Total Pay (?
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$12.39 - $35.71
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$28,718 - $93,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,997  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,024  
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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$28,982 - $87,588  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 499
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $35.71  
   
Overtime
$15.95 - $56.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,997  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,024  
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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$28,982 - $87,588  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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Job Description for Lineman
  • Inspect and test overhead and underground power lines and cables.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical distribution.
  • Splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution.
  • Erect and maintain steel, wood or concrete poles, towers and guy wires.
  • Install and maintain street lighting systems.
Pay by Experience Level for Lineman
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Baltimore
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Atlanta
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National Average
$50,000
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Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 11%
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