Transmission-Line Engineer Salary

A Transmission-Line Engineer earns an average salary of $68,682 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$50,707 - $93,454
(Median)
$51K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,682
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$20.16 - $52.84
(Median)
$20
$29
$53
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,707 - $93,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $3,561  
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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$50,838 - $100,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $52.84  
   
Overtime
$24.74 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $3,561  
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).
)
$50,838 - $100,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Transmission-Line Engineer

A transmission-line engineer’s job is to manage transmission line projects and to design structures or configurations that transfer electrical energy from one point to another. Employers require that candidates have a bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering or another relevant fields. Master's degrees and research experience in relevant fields would be a pluses. Transmission-line engineers are often required to have various certifications.

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Transmission-Line Engineer Tasks

  • Design transmission line components and spotting.
  • Develop cost estimates and schedules and prepare specifications for the procurement of transmission line materials and construction.
  • Perform structural analysis and design of pole, lattice, framed, and guyed structures.
  • Design transmission lines in specific kV range.
  • Model transmission lines in PLS-CADD, determine right of way requirements, calculate conductor sags, and develop transmission line plan and profile drawings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transmission-Line Engineer

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

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Experience Affects Transmission-Line Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Transmission-Line Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

Pls-cadd
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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