Salary for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Also known as:  Electric Powerline Examiner, Electric Utility Lineworker, Electrical High Tension Tester, Electrical Lineworker, Power Lineworker, Underground Conduit Installer

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These employees repair, inspect, test, maintain and install electrical power lines, distribution systems and wires. They may also erect poles, lights or transmission towers. To be considered for this position, vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program. One or two years of formal on-site job training is standard with this occupation.

An Electrical Power-Line Installer or Repairer can get an average pay level of somewhere between 40000 and 60000 based on tenure level. Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers receive wages of Fifty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars per annum.

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers have the highest salaries in California, where they can get average job salaries of approximately $76800. These professionals can receive the best pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they get an average pay rate of $61470.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.70 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $61,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,770
Other Services (except Public Administration) $58,290
Public Administration $57,620
Construction $52,180
Transportation and Warehousing $51,190
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $34,670
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $38,590
Educational Services $44,430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $50,620
Transportation and Warehousing $51,190
Construction $52,180
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