Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (49-9051)

Occupation description:  Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Excludes Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (49-2095).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 366380 3.89 2030
United States 120,900137,700 13.93,300 6,80011,780

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.0418.0825.04 33.3641.0548.01
Alaska 41.6430.7737.15 42.9547.4250.25
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40.5331.5436.15 42.0146.2848.84
Southeast Region 40.7429.6638.10 42.8746.6548.93
Balance of State 44.3228.2639.52 45.4151.8960.00

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
43836 8.241.9 34.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation61
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation39
UI claimants previously working in occupation102
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 66
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Outside Power Lineman Certificate

 Degree
American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Aerial Lift/Man Lift Training

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Trenching, Excavating & Shoring Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
Fall Protection, Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Power Generation CT2