The Average Salary of a lineman apprentice varies per state and company within the United States. Many are then able to build their work experience into to six figure jobs.
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The electrical power generation, transmission and distribution industry employs about 400,000 people nationally. Of those power workers, 30-40 % will be eligible for retirement or will leave the industry for other reasons by 2013. Of those 120,000 to 160,000 that are going to be leaving the sector, an industry survey suggests 58,200 will be skilled workers and another 11,200 will be engineers. The National Commission on Energy Policy also predicts that by 2022 there will be a need for 150,000 professionals for designing and constructing new electrical infrastructure, or about 40 percent the size of the existing workforce. “The demand for skilled workers to operate and maintain the electrical generation systems of the future will increase steadily as new technologies come online. The number of additional workers will be around 60,000 by 2030, an increase of roughly 15 percent.”