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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 29029$45.18/hr$33.61/hr$41.95/hr$48.59/hr$50.16/hr$51.00/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction130$51.35/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,020$50.26/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration480$45.12/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$44.43/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$55.68/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$51.23/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$52.21/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$43.45/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$49.10/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 130$47.57/hr14.4%
Southeast Balance of State 130$46.79/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 150$49.05/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 170$47.56/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 190$49.05/hr-3.6%
Southwest Minnesota 210$45.84/hr7.9%
Northwest Balance of State 270$48.59/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 290$48.65/hr-4.5%
Northwest Minnesota 290$48.59/hr0.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 490$53.76/hr-4.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 690$53.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,650$49.23/hr-0.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 50$37.69/hrN/A
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,000$25.73/hr4.6%
Ship Engineers 20$63.67/hrN/A


  • 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.