Tower Erector

Erect structural steel, wood, or aluminum transmission towers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$34,000 – $82,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tower Erectors do?

Erects structural steel, wood, or aluminum transmission towers and installs electric cables and auxiliary equipment to construct transmission and high-voltage distribution power lines between generating stations and substations: Repairs and performs scheduled maintenance on towers, cables, and auxiliary equipment. Frequently works more than one hundred feet above ground when erecting upper portion of towers, and when installing insulators, cables, and electrical accessories on completed towers. May trim trees and remove brush along right-of-way [TREE TRIMMER].


Should I be a Tower Erector?

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

  • How to become a Tower Erector

    Most Tower Erectors 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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