Bringing in the most money are Journeyman Linemans — their earnings average about $32.89 per hour. Linemans are a close second at $23.20 along with Construction Foremans ($21.50) and Directional Drillers (approximately $20.76). Financial compensation for Groundsmans is rather low — on average only around $14.56 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $20.82 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $17.12 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $19.00 per hour) can be spotted in Dayton, Ohio; the company's headquarter city of Lexington, Ky. (about $17.79), Nashville, Tenn. ($17.49), and Broken Arrow, Okla. ($16.80) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Virginia; pay there average to $25.91 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $32.43 per hour for Journeyman Linemans, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Davis H. Elliot Co., Inc. compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at $17.81 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Troubleshooting; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $32.89 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Data Entry; close to a seventh consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Billing, and Microsoft Word.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For almost all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, stock options, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.