Average Lineman with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Lineman with Machine Operation skills is $24.64.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $40
$150 - $11,635
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6,375
Total Pay
$31,647 - $87,897

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Job Description for Lineman

Lineman Tasks
  • 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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Popular Skills for Lineman

Skills in Troubleshooting, Safety Compliance, Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity), Leadership and Heavy Equipment Operation are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Lineman

An entry-level Lineman with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.44 based on 7 salaries. An early career Lineman with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.30 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Lineman with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.91 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Lineman with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.97 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.

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