Lineman Salary in the US

$71,250
per year
per hour
$28.48
per hour
per year
Bonus
$3,700/year
Profit Sharing
$1,300/year

Lineman - Average Salary

The average salary for a Lineman is $71,250 per year ($28.48 per hour), which is $17,760 (+33%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Lineman can expect an average starting salary of $44,380. The highest salaries can exceed $99,300.
$44,380
Low
$71,250
Average salary
$99,300
High
$16.47
Low
$28.48
Average salary
$47.75
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$57,300
$114,500
Salary$44,380 - 99,300
Bonus$0 - 9,500
Profit Sharing$0 - 5,700
Total Pay$44,380 - 114,500
$16.47
$15.60
$47.75
Salary$16.47 - 47.75
Total Pay$16.47 - 47.75

Lineman Salary Range

Low
$44,380
Average salary
$71,250
Experienced
$85,430
High
$99,300
Low
$16.47
Average salary
$28.48
Experienced
$34.15
High
$47.75
Among Linemen in the U.S., apprentice linemen and journeyman linemen tend to have the lowest salaries, while electrical linemen and power linemen enjoy the highest salaries.

Lineman - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Power Lineman$76K/year
+6% 
Electrical Lineman$73K/year
+3% 
Journeyman Lineman$68K/year
 -4%
Apprentice Lineman$56K/year
 -21%

Lineman - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Lineman with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $21.65 per year. A mid level Lineman with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $30.25, while an experienced Lineman with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $34.37. Linemen with more than 20 years of experience earn $36.72 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Lineman

Average Salary$71,250/year
Late Career▼ -100%
Experienced▼ -100%
Mid Level▼ -100%
Entry Level▼ -100%

Gender Breakdown

Female
2%
Male
98%

Lineman - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Lineman jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Lineman

How much does a Lineman make in the US?
A Lineman in the US earns an average of $71,250 gross per year, which is about $28.48 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Lineman updated to 2023.
What is the starting salary for a Lineman in the US?
The starting salary of a Lineman in the US is around $44,380 gross per year. Apprentice linemen and journeyman linemen usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Lineman in the US?
The highest salary of a Lineman in the US can reach and exceed $99,300 gross per year. Electrical linemen and power linemen usually have the highest salaries.
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