Lineman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Linemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.92 per hour nationwide. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by tenure and the specific company. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,670 - $98,708
(Median)
$31K
$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $58,708
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90%

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$13.94 - $38.31
(Median)
$14
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,670 - $98,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,957  
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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$30,294 - $92,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $38.31  
   
Overtime
$17.14 - $60.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,957  
   
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).
)
$30,294 - $92,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 604
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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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Offering a median salary of only $53K, Pike Electric, Inc. gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $37K 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.


Linemans with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $64K. Linemans who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $71K.

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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 102 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
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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