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Electrical Power-Line Installer and Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of electrical power-line installers and repairers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of electrical power-line installers and repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The electrical power-line installers and repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Electrical Power-Line Installer and Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,600
25th Percentile Wage
$52,070
50th Percentile Wage
$69,380
75th Percentile Wage
$85,370
90th Percentile Wage
$99,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical power-line installers and repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) electrical power-line installers and repairers is $99,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,600. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 165% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of electrical power-line installers and repairers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,380
1.97% 8.84%
2016
$68,010
2.29% -
2015
$66,450
0.78% -
2014
$65,930
2.67% -
2013
$64,170
1.43% -
2012
$63,250
- -

Table 2. Electrical Power-Line Installer and Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of electrical power-line installers and repairers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for electrical power-line installers and repairers occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $79,290. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $46,100).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$79,290
Utilities
$75,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,730
Transportation and Warehousing
$68,440
Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,110
Mining
$63,700
Construction
$60,250
Information
$58,870
Manufacturing
$56,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,380
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$54,420
Wholesale Trade
$47,750
Educational Services
$46,100

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers by States

From the above tables we note that not only electrical power-line installers and repairers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of electrical power-line installers and repairers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $40,740 to $106,690. The highest paying state for electrical power-line installers and repairers is California with a median annual salary of $106,690. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $40,740. For more salary information of electrical power-line installers and repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$106,690
Oregon
$92,020
Washington
$90,990
Idaho
$89,550
Alaska
$89,350
Massachusetts
$88,590
Rhode Island
$88,000
Connecticut
$86,560
Hawaii
$86,120
Delaware
$85,670
New Jersey
$85,600
Wyoming
$85,520
North Dakota
$83,660
Montana
$83,530
New York
$83,340
Minnesota
$82,350
Arizona
$82,020
Colorado
$81,360
Nevada
$79,010
Wisconsin
$77,710
Utah
$77,420
Michigan
$77,160
Pennsylvania
$76,920
Vermont
$76,560
Kansas
$74,480
South Dakota
$73,700
New Hampshire
$73,140
Missouri
$72,150
Iowa
$71,550
District of Columbia
$70,540
Arkansas
$69,960
Illinois
$69,900
Ohio
$69,540
Maryland
$69,310
Nebraska
$68,770
Tennessee
$68,720
Kentucky
$68,710
Alabama
$67,960
New Mexico
$67,650
West Virginia
$67,030
Virginia
$66,850
Indiana
$64,680
Mississippi
$59,050
Maine
$58,470
North Carolina
$57,940
Texas
$55,750
South Carolina
$55,360
Oklahoma
$54,750
Florida
$54,230
Georgia
$52,080
Louisiana
$48,190
Puerto Rico
$42,930
Guam
$40,740



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