|Salary||$34,280 - $90,691|
|Bonus||$592 - $4,907|
|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).)
|$32,731 - $96,709|
|Hourly Rate||$14.86 - $39.69|
|Overtime||$20.77 - $65.17|
|Bonus||$592 - $4,907|
|Total Pay (||$32,731 - $96,709|
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.Read More...
Hands-on work with primaries, secondaries, junction boxes, and transformers and close contact with heavy-duty power equipment.are required for linemen, as is the installation of communications fiber and coaxial cables. They must also be familiar with energized distribution banks and be able to successfully perform air flow tests. Some serve as supervisors and may be assigned to work with a crew, and they must also be willing and able to climb tall wooden and metal aerial structures to access infrastructure points, which may require the use of ladders and bucket trucks. Some lines are located underground, so aspiring linemen should be familiar with access and service of underground lines and able to perform testing and analysis of cable paths and splicing.
A commercial driver’s license, clean driving record, high school diploma, and completion of a lineman certification program are generally required for this position, and a drug test and background check may also be necessary. Familiarity with and access to required tools is also important, and some work-related travel may be required.
- Erect and maintain steel, wood or concrete poles, towers and guy wires.
- Install and maintain street lighting systems.
- Splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution.
- Inspect and test overhead and underground power lines and cables.
- Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical distribution.
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Pay by Experience Level for Lineman
Pay by Experience for a Lineman has a positive trend. An entry-level Lineman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lineman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Lineman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 219 salaries. A Lineman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 112 salaries.
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