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Lineman Salary

Men make up the majority of Linemans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $22.78 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but tenure and the particular employer are influential factors as well. The majority of Linemans claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,802 - $98,089
(Median)
$31K
$58K
$98K
MEDIAN: $57,661
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$13.88 - $37.91
(Median)
$14
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,802 - $98,089  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,894  
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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$30,334 - $91,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $37.91  
   
Overtime
$16.56 - $59.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,894  
   
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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$30,334 - $91,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 577

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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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The pay scale is far from balanced at Pike Electric, Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $72K, the company's median pay sits at $52K, the lowest in the field.

Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

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


For many Linemans, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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. Linemans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

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
7%
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: 50% employee benefits None: 13%
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