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Utilities Pole Inspector Salary
in Rhode Island, United States

$37,399 (USD)

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Last updated: March 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Utilities Pole Inspector is $37,399 a year and $18 an hour in Rhode Island, United States. The average salary range for an Utilities Pole Inspector is between $28,459 and $44,743. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Utilities Pole Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Rhode Island, United States.

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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.
Utilities Pole Inspector Job Prevalence in Rhode Island, United States

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

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Utilities Pole Inspector jobs: 210

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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