Lineman Salary (United States)

A Lineman earns an average wage of $21.75 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity) is associated with high pay for this job.
Lineman Total Pay (?
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.
)
$29,493 - $95,155
(Median)
29K
40K
55K
71K
95K
MEDIAN: $55,000
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Lineman Total Pay (?
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.
)
$12.51 - $35.90
(Median)
13
18
22
30
36
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,493 - $95,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $5,500  
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).
)
$29,279 - $88,264  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 543
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $35.90  
   
Overtime
$15.48 - $58.18  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $5,500  
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).
)
$29,279 - $88,264  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 543
Is Lineman your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.

Lineman Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Employer Salaries for Lineman

Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

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

Pay Difference By Location

Baltimore
up arrow 64%
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
National Average
$50,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -