Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

risk level
Based on 66 votes
by year 2032
or $41.06 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

27% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

23% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 27% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers' job openings is expected to rise 3.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers' was $85,420, or $41 per hour

'Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers' were paid 77.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 120,170 people employed as 'Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers'.

Job description

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

SOC Code: 49-9051.00


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Terrence (No chance) says
Doing linework is an art. Stocking material on the truck, operating equipment, house keeping, working in confined spaces and awkward positions, working with energized lines overhead and underground, troubleshooting and much more. There is zero percent chance that automation will compete with skills of line workers while keeping the lights on and the public safe.
Mar 28, 2024 at 01:12 AM
Steve (Moderate) says
Because robots can be focus on specific job duties and cameras still provide additional control by humans , this can result in a safer environment and less info isn’t on physical
Abilities and fitness needed from an individual. Additionally this work is standardize and so are h the repair procedures.
Jul 10, 2023 at 09:06 PM
Nagy Veronika says
An electrical power line is also required with the latest technology. Which can go wrong. So my job will be needed all the time.
Feb 11, 2021 at 03:53 PM

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