Lineman (Utility High Voltage)

What Does A Lineman (Utility High Voltage) Do?

A lineman installs, maintains, and repairs electrical and telecommuncation wires. The lineman featured in this video, Nick, works for a power company.

How Do I Become A Lineman (Utility High Voltage)?

Completing a program in electronics or a related field may be helpful in getting one of these positions. The completion of an on-the-job apprenticeship program is probably necessary to be a lineman.

What is the Average Salary For A Lineman (Utility High Voltage)?

High – 88,000
Median – 60,000
Low – 35,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Lineman (Utility High Voltage)?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For A Lineman (Utility High Voltage)?

Lineman typically work for power or telecommunication providers. This work may require working in bad weather conditions. In addition, it may be very physically challenging. You may be climbing utility poles to great heights!

What Is The Future Outlook For A Lineman (Utility High Voltage)?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Lineman (Utility High Voltage)?