Electrical High Voltage Lineman


Linemen work on or around high voltage wires and equipment. They respond to and correct problems with the electrical distribution system during any hours and after severe weather. Also, they assist in the daily construction and maintenance of the distribution and transmission systems.

Education Required

  • Vocational School


Median Annual Salary: $60,000.00
Starting Annual Salary: $41,410.00
Senior Annual Salary: $73,990.00

What Work You'll Do

  • Inspect and test power lines and other equipment using special reading and testing devices.
  • Coordinate work assignment preparation and completion with other workers.
  • Replace or straighten damaged poles.

Things You Need to Know

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications.

Abilities You'll Need to Have

Major Skills:
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Math Skills
Additional Skills:
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.