Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

General Information

Description

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit79.55%
  2. State and local government9.66%
  3. Private, not for profit7.27%
  4. Self-employed2.11%
  5. Federal government1.25%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of line installers and repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 23,300 openings for line installers and repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$75,030

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$102,960
$37,270
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 50%
  • Less than high school 18%
  • Post-secondary certificate 18%
  • Some college 9%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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