A Lineman earns an average wage of $25.85 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Safety Compliance, Leadership, and Troubleshooting.
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$35,435 - $95,714
$35K
$61K
$96K
MEDIAN: $61,266
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90%

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$14.91 - $39.38
$15
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$39
MEDIAN: $25.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,435 - $95,714  
   
Bonus
$507 - $4,894  
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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$33,561 - $96,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $39.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.25  
Overtime
$20.82 - $63.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$507 - $4,894  
   
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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$33,561 - $96,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 620

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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.

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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 56 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Lineman Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 39%

Leadership
up arrow 39%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 34%

National Average
$60,000

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Machine Operation
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climbing
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CDL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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