2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||$80670||$38.79|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$77430||$37.22|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$76650||$36.85|
|Building Equipment Contractors||$70720||$34.00|
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction||$68760||$33.06|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$66910||$32.17|
|Utility System Construction||$64290||$30.91|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||$56300||$27.07|
|Support Activities for Mining||$52100||$25.05|
|Natural Gas Distribution||$||$*|
|Water, Sewage and Other Systems||$||$*|