A Lineman earns an average wage of $25.80 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Safety Compliance and Leadership.
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$36,323 - $89,800
(Median)
$36K
$60K
$90K
MEDIAN: $59,833
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$14.80 - $39.44
(Median)
$15
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,323 - $89,800  
   
Bonus
$505 - $4,907  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$32,665 - $94,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $39.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$20.70 - $61.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$505 - $4,907  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$32,665 - $94,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 626
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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

  • 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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Lineman Reviews

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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Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Lineman Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 42%

Leadership
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National Average
$59,000

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Machine Operation
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pole climbing
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CDL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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