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Pole Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,058 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pole Tester is $38,058 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Pole Tester is between $28,961 and $45,532. 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

  • Inspects power line poles for rot or other deterioration: examines poles supporting power line.
  • Taps pole with hammer and listens for vibrations indicating internal decay.
  • Tests defective poles with probing bar or bores into poles with brace and bit or auger to determine extent of rot.
  • Drives wooden pegs into bored holes to seal against moisture, using hammer.
  • Prepares reports indicating condition and draws diagrams showing location of poles, with recommendations for pole replacement or type of treatment required to arrest rotting or restore poles.
  • Collects sample of unusual type of rot for laboratory analysis.
  • May estimate labor and materials costs of repairing or replacing poles.
  • May examine attachments to poles and report conditions hazardous to power line facilities.
Pole Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Pole Tester jobs: 210

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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