Line Maintainer

Install and maintain telephone and telegraph and electrical power lines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$34,000 – $82,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Line Maintainers do?

Installs, maintains, and repairs telephone and telegraph and electrical power lines between installations of industrial plant: Directs workers in setting poles. Climbs poles and installs hardware, lightning arresters, telephone repeaters, telephone and telegraph wires, and other equipment [LINE INSTALLER-REPAIRER]. Installs electrical power cables and auxiliary equipment [LINE ERECTOR]. Makes repairs and replacements to maintain lines. May be designated according to area of operations as Line Maintainer, District.


Should I be a Line Maintainer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Line Maintainer, District, Line Maintainer, Section, Line Maintenance, Relay Man, Toll Line Mechanic

    How to become a Line Maintainer

    Most Line Maintainers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hkaab&chl=no+college+%2858%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,58,58
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