Lineman Salary (United States)

Male Linemans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.16 per hour in the United States. Compensation ranges from $13.16 per hour on the low end to $36.24 on the high end. Experience level and the specific employer each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Lineman Salary (?
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$29,996 - $96,970
(Median)
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73K
97K
MEDIAN: $57,812
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Lineman Salary (?
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$13.16 - $36.24
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,996 - $96,970  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,953  
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).
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$29,945 - $88,898  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $36.24  
   
Overtime
$16.13 - $59.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,953  
   
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).
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$29,945 - $88,898  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lineman

The biggest paychecks can be found at Duke Energy Corp—the median salary there is $64,728; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries starting at only $25K and climbing to $82K. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Pike Electric, Inc., where the median salary is just $47,428.

Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is important when determining pay for Linemans. Starting out, salaries are typically $42K, which grows to $61K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $63K. Even after two decades, Linemans continue to experience substantial salary development and pay is estimated at $71K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%
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