Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers



Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Excludes “Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay" (49-2095).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 55080$35.08/hr$18.29/hr$24.18/hr$38.31/hr$45.17/hr$48.73/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction630$34.62/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,430$44.48/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration360$38.78/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$46.48/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$44.02/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$41.00/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$35.88/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 130$44.25/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 140$43.22/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 150$45.04/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$28.04/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 170$43.32/hr13.8%
Southwest Balance of State 180$40.21/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 220$38.34/hr3.8%
Northeast Minnesota 250$44.59/hr-2.3%
Central Minnesota 450$43.30/hr22.8%
Northwest Balance of State 450$38.72/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 550$38.31/hr4.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 710$40.51/hr5.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,250$42.85/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,520$41.80/hr8.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 22,750$21.73/hr6.9%
Ship Engineers N/A$30.78/hrN/A
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7,100$25.36/hr9.9%


  • Coordinate work assignment preparation and completion with other workers.
  • Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
  • Splice or solder cables together or to overhead transmission lines, customer service lines, or street light lines, using hand tools, epoxies, or specialized equipment.
  • Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.
  • Identify defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, switches, relays, or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments.
  • Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.
  • Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.
  • Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment to locate and identify problems, using reading and testing instruments.
  • Dig holes, using augers, and set poles, using cranes and power equipment.
  • Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.