Lineman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Linemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $26.77 per hour nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,212 - $91,360
$36K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,726
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$14.89 - $39.98
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MEDIAN: $26.77
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$0$97K
Salary $36,212 - $91,360
Bonus $496.65 - $4,430
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$33,646 - $97,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 151
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $14.89 - $39.98
Hourly Tips $5.25
Overtime $21.01 - $65.92
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $496.65 - $4,430
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$33,646 - $97,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 627

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Job Description for Lineman

Linemen perform work in telecom construction using extensive knowledge and experience in power system operations, as well as the ability to repair and maintain network infrastructure. The job involves servicing electrical lines which may be energized or de-energized; direct supervision is necessary for certain energized line applications, and familiarity with circuit maps and fiber-splicing is also important in this position.

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Lineman Tasks

  • Erect and maintain steel, wood or concrete poles, towers and guy wires.
  • Install and maintain street lighting systems.
  • Splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution.
  • Inspect and test overhead and underground power lines and cables.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical distribution.

Common Career Paths for Lineman


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Linemans' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Journeyman Lineman. Median pay for Journeyman Linemans is $63K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lineman


For Linemans, comfortable salaries can be found at Verizon Communications, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $99K, the highest in the area.

Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, Pike Electric, Inc. offers a median salary of just $48K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

Pay by Experience for a Lineman has a positive trend. An entry-level Lineman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lineman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Lineman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 219 salaries. A Lineman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 112 salaries.

Lineman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lineman?

Lineman in Oklahoma City:
"It's a rewarding, but also stressful and demanding job."
Pros: Being around the aviation environment is very enjoyable for me. You see all sorts of aircraft and nearly every day is interesting.
Cons: The responsibilities and stress of moving extremely expensive aircraft. One mistake and it's over.

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Key Stats for Lineman

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$61,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Lineman Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲36%

Leadership
▲36%

Troubleshooting
▲31%

Team Leadership
▲6%

National Average
$61,000

pole climbing
▼7%

lineman
▼21%

Machine Operation
▼28%

climbing
▼32%

CDL
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 14%
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