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Electric Power Line Examiner Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$78,821 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Electric Power Line Examiner is $78,821 a year and $38 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Electric Power Line Examiner is between $56,291 and $97,427. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Patrols overhead electric power lines and reports damaged or defective power line equipment and facilities: patrols on foot, by automobile, boat, or other means of transportation to detect unsafe or defective power lines.
  • Taps poles with hammer to detect rot or splits caused by weather conditions.
  • Pulls guy wires and anchors to detect slack or looseness.
  • Observes crossarms, insulators, transformers, switches, pole hardware, and overhead conductors, using binoculars, to detect evidence of deterioration, storm damage, and vandalism.
  • Writes periodic report of observations.
  • Climbs poles to examine equipment not observable from ground and makes minor repairs, such as tightening loose guy wires.
  • Notifies trouble dispatching personnel by telephone or radio of necessary major repairs.
  • May open and close switches as directed by supervisory personnel.
Electric Power Line Examiner Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Job family population: 116,650

Estimated population of Electric Power Line Examiner jobs: 1,458

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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