Lineman Salary

Linemans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.00 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Linemans report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,817 - $98,593

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$14.00 - $38.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,817 - $98,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$30,501 - $92,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $38.33  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $60.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$30,501 - $92,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 612
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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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With a median salary of only $52K, Pike Electric, Inc. pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $38K to $72K isn't that wide, either.

Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $72K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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