Lineman Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Lineman is $22.16 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Lineman Salary (?
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$29,996 - $96,970
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,812
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Lineman Salary (?
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$13.16 - $36.24
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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  
PayScale
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).
)
$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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Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

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