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Line Installer and Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of line installers and repairers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of line installers and repairers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of line installers and repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The 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. Line Installer and Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,790
25th Percentile Wage
$42,320
50th Percentile Wage
$62,650
75th Percentile Wage
$78,190
90th Percentile Wage
$93,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for line installers and repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) line installers and repairers is $93,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,790. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 194% 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 line installers and repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,6501.95%7.09%
201561,430-0.50%-
201461,7403.22%-
201359,7502.58%-
201258,210--

Table 2. Line Installer and Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of line installers and repairers in 14 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 line installers and repairers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $73,420. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $40,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$73,420
Information
$66,440
Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,530
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,210
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,480
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,920
Construction
$48,630
Educational Services
$45,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,330
Retail Trade
$44,560
Mining
$44,390
Wholesale Trade
$40,200


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