A power lineman's average annual salary falls between $53,000 and $67,540, as of 2014. A journeyman lineman, a position that requires a journeyman's degree, makes an average salary of $70,000 to $77,000 a year. These wages vary depending upon the state in which the lineman lives.
Electrical linemen get paid to maintain and construct electrical power lines. They inspect the distribution and transmission of power through the lines and ensure that all circuits are working and safe for consumers. Becoming an entry-level power lineman requires a high school diploma and at least two years of on-the-job experience. Higher-paying journeyman positions require specialized, formal education.