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Lineman Salary

A sizeable majority of Linemans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.66 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Work is enjoyable for Linemans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,213 - $98,277
(Median)
$31K
$58K
$98K
MEDIAN: $58,349
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90%

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$13.74 - $37.56
(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
$31,213 - $98,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$30,357 - $90,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $37.56  
   
Overtime
$16.33 - $59.62  
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 - $3,091  
   
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).
)
$30,357 - $90,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 570

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Lineman


Offering a median salary of only $51K, Pike Electric, Inc. gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings 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.


Linemans with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $64K. Linemans who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $70K.

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Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%