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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 401383 -4.50 1616
United States 118,600131,600 11.01,300 4,7206,030

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 31.5717.3124.12 31.9538.6346.15
Alaska 41.9429.8138.93 43.4447.6552.88
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.3132.5239.90 43.5947.2750.08
Southeast Region 36.4120.2129.09 38.3744.6649.39
Balance of State 45.0734.1441.27 45.7551.2858.35

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
45239 8.643.7 36.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation85
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation51
UI claimants previously working in occupation115
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 67
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.1

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
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
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

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