Salary for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

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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.

A Electrical Power-Line Installer or Repairer usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $39,090 - $108,380 depending on the level of experience. can get an average wage of seventy-four thousand four hundred and ten dollars per year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Oregon, where they get an average salary rate of just about $99,040. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they earn an average pay rate of $87,500.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.82 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$87,500
Utilities
$81,760
Public Administration
$72,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,260
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$69,480

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$58,640
Educational Services
$59,510
Manufacturing
$60,140
Information
$63,520
Construction
$65,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,910