The average salary for a Transmission-Line Engineer is $71,809.
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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. They must utilize Nationa…Read more
Transmission-Line Engineer Tasks
- 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.
- Utilize National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and other applicable industry codes for transmission line design.
- Design transmission line components and spotting.
- Develop cost estimates and schedules and prepare specifications for the procurement of transmission line materials and construction.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Transmission-Line Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Transmission-Line Engineer are from the companies Power Engineers, Inc., Commonwealth Associates and Duke Energy Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Leidos where the average pay is $77,600. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Duke Energy Corp, earning around $74,089. Commonwealth Associates pays the lowest at around $65,446. Power Engineers, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,696.
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Popular Skills for Transmission-Line Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design, Technical Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).
Pay by Experience Level for Transmission-Line Engineer
An entry-level Transmission-Line Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,734 based on 18 salaries. An early career Transmission-Line Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,698 based on 131 salaries. A mid-career Transmission-Line Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,121 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Transmission-Line Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,790 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,000.
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Employees with Transmission-Line Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 18.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (5.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (13.0% less), Jackson, Michigan (11.4% less) and Columbus, Ohio (8.8% less).
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