Power Transmission Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Power Transmission Engineer is $72,356 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$56,747 - $89,194
MEDIAN: $72,356

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$56,747 - $89,194  
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$57,036 - $99,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Power Transmission Engineer

Transmission line engineers are responsible for designing and analyzing transmission lines. Transmissions lines are the cables and other equipment used in power distribution and telecommunications purposes. This typically involves meeting with clients to evaluate their personal needs and requirements, such as power requirements. They are then responsible for overseeing the entire project development, working out a budget, and preparing construction bids for all necessary labor and materials. They must research potential materials and designs to fit system requirements, and they then use computer software (called CAD) to create models and designs. Finally, they will test their designs and make sure that everything will work properly and run smoothly, checking electrical clearances and performing sag-tension analysis.


Power Transmission Engineer Tasks

  • Conduct field tests, repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Analyze data and create reliable designs for power transmission and storage.
  • Conduct field studies and system planning studies to inform design and implementation.
  • Analyze operations and identify potential problems and efficiencies.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 95%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 2%