How Much Do Electrical Line Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Electrical Power-Line Technicians

Electrical Power-Line Technicians install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$74410 per year
Hourly wage
$36 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$39,090 to $54,250 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$19 to $26 per hour

Entry-level Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $39,090 to $54,250 per year or $19 to $26 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $52 $108,380
Senior (Top 25%) $45 $94,580
Middle (Mid 50%) $36 $75,030
Junior (Bottom 25%) $26 $54,250
No experience (Bottom 10%) $19 $39,090

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
OR $48 $99,040
HI $47 $96,780
CT $46 $95,970
MA $46 $95,450
AK $46 $95,210
CA $45 $94,370
NJ $45 $93,820
WA $45 $93,580
RI $45 $92,810
MT $44 $91,430

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Electrical Power-Line Installer and Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OR doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OR might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Electrical Line Technicians are in the states of OR, HI, CT, MA and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $89520 $43.04
State Government $88980 $42.78
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $80670 $38.79
Coal Mining $77800 $37.40
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $77430 $37.22
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $76650 $36.85
Building Equipment Contractors $70720 $34.00
Local Government $69870 $33.59
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $68760 $33.06
Management of Companies and Enterprises $66910 $32.17
Utility System Construction $64290 $30.91
Telecommunications $63520 $30.54
Employment Services $62090 $29.85
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $56300 $27.07
Support Activities for Mining $52100 $25.05
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Water, Sewage and Other Systems $ $*

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