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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,610
25th Percentile Wage
$50,820
50th Percentile Wage
$68,010
75th Percentile Wage
$82,640
90th Percentile Wage
$98,190

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 $98,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,610. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 168% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electrical power-line installers and repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,0102.29%7.00%
201566,4500.78%-
201465,9302.67%-
201364,1701.43%-
201263,250--

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

The average salaries of electrical power-line installers and repairers in 11 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 $43,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$79,290
Utilities
$73,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$68,290
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,670
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,670
Mining
$61,370
Construction
$59,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,180
Information
$57,120
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,770
Educational Services
$43,640

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 $44,730 to $104,170. The highest paying state for electrical power-line installers and repairers is California with a median annual salary of $104,170. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $44,730. 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
$104,170
Oregon
$91,540
Washington
$91,010
Connecticut
$90,650
Alaska
$89,340
Massachusetts
$87,930
Idaho
$87,390
Hawaii
$86,090
New Jersey
$85,550
Montana
$81,860
Delaware
$80,350
New York
$78,980
Wyoming
$78,530
Minnesota
$78,330
Arizona
$77,260
Michigan
$75,260
Wisconsin
$74,100
New Hampshire
$73,700
Pennsylvania
$73,510
Utah
$73,080
Missouri
$72,630
Nevada
$72,580
Vermont
$72,220
Kansas
$71,610
Colorado
$71,530
South Dakota
$70,660
District of Columbia
$70,540
Tennessee
$69,620
Maryland
$68,970
Alabama
$68,310
Ohio
$68,020
West Virginia
$67,650
Illinois
$67,490
Arkansas
$67,050
Iowa
$66,790
Virginia
$66,430
North Dakota
$66,250
New Mexico
$66,000
Indiana
$65,440
Kentucky
$64,570
Rhode Island
$60,710
Nebraska
$59,320
Maine
$57,770
North Carolina
$57,610
Mississippi
$57,090
South Carolina
$55,400
Texas
$54,190
Oklahoma
$51,600
Florida
$50,630
Georgia
$48,950
Louisiana
$47,980
Puerto Rico
$44,730



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