Lineman Salary

The average wage for a Lineman is $24.80 per hour.
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$33,748 - $97,644
(Median)
$34K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $59,999
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90%

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$14.75 - $38.66
(Median)
$15
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,748 - $97,644  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,009  
Profit Sharing
$506  
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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$32,011 - $94,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $38.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26  
Overtime
$19.85 - $60.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$506  
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).
)
$32,011 - $94,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 719
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

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

Lineman Reviews

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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Experience Affects Lineman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Lineman Salaries

National Average
$57,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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