IBEW Outside Lineman Pay Scales


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Chart Basics

The information in this chart has been gathered by a mix of official IBEW job board postings and user feedback. The wages represented in this chart are for educational and reference purposes only.

If you notice a local unions numbers are wrong or missing, there is a form at the bottom of the page to submit updated numbers. You can also email the agreements to UltimateElectriciansGuide@gmail.com

That said, if any information here is outdated, you can readily assume that the pay has gone up. Most locals have contracts that include yearly raises and with over 350 locals spread across three charts, it’s almost impossible to stay on top of it all.

To learn about what other benefits the IBEW offers or to better understand the pensions, click below.

Pay Scale chart

All benefits are based on an hourly rate and, unless otherwise noted, are in ADDITION to your base pay. Base pay is the dollar per hour worked that will show up on your weekly check.
All Canadian locals will be in CAD.

Last Updated: 4/3/2022

L.U.CityStateBase WageTotal package*Cost of living
as % of
national avg
Adjusted Base Wage for Cost of LivingVacation401KH&WDef. PensionCont. PensionNEBF PensionPer DiemDues
2St LouisMO$49.71$84.550.83$60.11-$12.43$7.00$12.43$1.49$1.49$100.001.50%
9ChicagoIL$56.55$86.181.06$53.35-$9.36$10.65$7.91-$1.70-1.75%
12PuebloCO$51.92$70.610.85$61.08-$2.34$7.00$7.79-$1.56-4.50%
17SouthfieldMI$48.05$70.151.00$48.05-$12.01$7.20$1.44-$1.44-$131.51 (?)
44ButteMT$48.65$67.970.80$60.81-$3.86$7.00$5.54$1.46$1.46-1.50%
47Diamond BarCA$60.19$81.331.73$34.79--$7.00-$12.33$1.81$50.002.00%
51SpringfieldIL$54.95$77.340.75$73.27-$13.74$7.00--$1.65-1.50%
53Kansas CityMO$50.31$72.910.88$57.17-$12.58$7.00$1.51-$1.51-3%
55Des MoinesIA$48.74$69.030.79$61.70--$7.00$11.83-$1.46-3.00%
66HoustonTX$43.74$63.740.97$45.09-$12.19$6.50--$1.31-1.50%
70ForestvilleMD$38.88$55.741.14$34.11-$8.94$6.75--$1.17$75.002.00%
71ColumbusOH$43.22$54.890.86$50.26-$10.37$7.00 + $0.60 HRA--$1.30-?
77Spokane ValleyWA$53.82$67.330.99$54.36--$7.00 + $1.00 HRA-$11.90$1.61-?
104MansfieldMA$50.20$78.710.71$70.70$1.00$16.25$9.75--$1.51-3.50%
111DenverCO$51.92$70.601.29$40.25-$2.34$7.00$7.79-$1.56-1.90%
125PortlandOR$53.82$67.331.32$40.77--$7.00 + $1.00 HRA-$11.90$1.61-?
126MontgomeryPA$57.93$86.350.76$76.22$1.50-$11.00$14.18-$1.74-?
141WheelingWV$33.35$58.100.99$33.69$6.70-$8.90$8.15-$1.00-5.50%
145MolineIL$47.25$67.480.78$60.58-$11.81$7.00--$1.42-2.50%
160BaudetteMN$49.26$70.060.75$65.68-$12.32$7.00--$1.48$80.002.00%
164Jersey CityNJ$58.13$98.241.47$39.54$4.65$8.72$16.28$8.72-$1.74-3.50%
175ChattanoogaTN$34.68$48.270.87$39.86--$7.00$5.55-$1.04-2.00%
193SpringfieldIL$56.60$79.450.75$75.47-$14.15$7.00--$1.70-4.00%
194ShreveportLA$32.50$45.980.77$42.21--$7.05$5.45-$0.98-4.00%
196BataviaIL$55.37$79.531.07$51.75-$13.84$7.00$1.66-$1.66-3.00%
220Fort WorthTX$35.00$48.651.00$35.00-$5.60$7.00--$1.05-?
238AshevilleNC$32.16$43.661.06$30.34--$7.00$3.54-$0.96-5.00%
245ToledoOH$43.22$63.790.73$59.45-$10.37$7.00$1.30$0.60$1.30-3.00%
270Oak RidgeTN$29.06$45.860.83$35.01--$7.85$8.08-$0.87-5.50%
291BoiseID$51.02$67.711.17$43.79-$2.81$7.00$5.35-$1.53-4.00%
295Little RockAR$38.00$51.840.83$46.06-$4.56$7.00$1.14-$1.14$100.005.50%
304TopekaKS$45.73$65.530.79$57.89-$11.43$7.00--$1.37-2.00%
307CumberlandMD$36.50$53.900.78$46.79-$4.00$7.90$4.40-$1.10-6.00%
309CollinsvilleIL$56.59$80.430.84$67.37--$7.99$14.15-$1.70-2.75%
317HuntingtonWV$38.11$55.910.90$42.34--$7.80$8.86-$1.14-4.00%
342GreensboroNC$33.05$44.680.81$40.65--$7.00$3.64-$0.99-6.00%
396Las VegasNV$53.11$70.391.11$47.85-$8.69$7.00--$1.59-?
400Asbury ParkNJ$51.15$90.021.18$43.38$2.05$9.97$15.86$9.46-$1.53-5.70%
426Sioux FallsSD$48.00$68.990.89$54.18-$12.00$7.55--$1.44-3.00%
443MontgomeryAL$34.04$47.170.76$44.91--$7.005.11-$1.02-4.00%
449PocatelloID$51.02$67.710.85$60.31-$2.81$7.00$5.35-$1.53-3.00%
474MemphisTN$31.42$42.830.78$40.54--$5.75$4.71-$0.94-3.00%
483TacomaWA$52.76$72.971.18$44.71-$11.05$6.00$1.58-$1.58-1.25%
532BillingsMT$48.65$66.510.95$51.21-$3.86$7.00$5.54-$1.46-2.50%
583El PasoTX$38.56$53.820.82$47.02-?$7.00-$7.10$1.16-?
611AlbuquerqueNM$44.32$63.290.91$48.81--$7.00$10.64-$1.33-3.00%
649AltonIL$55.18$77.640.75$73.38$3.31 DEDUCT-$7.00$13.80-$1.66-2.25%
659MedfordCA$55.43$76.741.00$55.21-$12.65$7.00--$1.66-1.75%
702West FrankfortIL$59.09$98.670.72$82.07$4.14 DEDUCT$14.27$7.00$1.77$14.77$1.77-3.50%
760KnoxvilleTN$32.69$44.900.86$38.23--$6.00$5.23-$0.98-3.50%
769PhoenixAZ$52.44$62.931.09$48.24---$8.91-$1.57-3.00%
852CorinthMS$30.10$41.500.74$40.90--$6.00-$4.50$0.90-4.00%
876Mount PleasantMI$44.16$63.520.87$50.76-$11.04$7.00--$1.32-1.50%
934BlountvilleTN$34.68$48.270.82$42.29--$7.00$5.55-$1.04-4.00%
955Baton RougeLA$32.50$42.730.92$35.33--$6.00$3.25-$0.98-4.00%
1002TulsaOK$41.82$60.530.82$51.00-$10.46$7.00--$1.25-2.50%
1049Long IslandNY$61.21$93.421.27$48.27$1.07$15.30$14.00--$1.84-1.00%
1186HonoluluHI$52.55$79.691.77$29.77$6.10$6.31$6.90$6.25-$1.58-5.00%
1245VacavilleCA$60.19$83.131.34$44.92--$7.00$1.80$12.33$1.81$50.002.00%
1319BloomsburgPA$60.95$84.280.79$77.15-$14.50$7.00--$1.83$100.004.00%
1393IndianapolisIN$47.13$68.730.84$56.44-$11.78$7.00$1.41-$1.41$100.001.00%
1525OmahaNE$43.39$61.450.90$48.32-$9.76$7.00--$1.30$50.00?
1547NaknekAK$59.04$66.861.16$50.90--?$6.05-$1.77-?
1925MartinTN$34.88$48.510.74$47.14--$7.00$5.58-$1.05-3.00%
2150Menomonee FallsWI$50.43$72.961.06$47.58$3.43 DEDUCT$12.61$7.00-$1.41$1.51-1.50%
2286Port ArhurTX$43.74$59.480.73$59.92-$7.43$7.00--$1.31$100.002.00%

(*) = This total package column is created by adding the base rate pay with all listed benefits. This number may not be the true total package, as many locals include other types of pay that may not be realized, such as the administrative fee’s and training center pay.

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