NORTH AMERICA — Lineman Central, the leading workforce development platform for North America's power line workforce, today released an exhaustive report titled "Powering the Future: The 2023 State of Powerline Jobs and Training." This report offers an in-depth look at the employment and educational prospects within the powerline sector, tailored for individuals seeking to connect with training and career opportunities as well as the top ranked employers in each state.
Industry Insights and Job Market Analysis
The report, distilled from a meticulous and data-centric approach, taps into Lineman Central's unique industry vantage point, leveraging connections with over 17,000 job-seeking professionals and 180 employers. The platform meticulously tracks upwards of 300 weekly job postings, providing a barometer for the industry's labor demands.
Projected Job Openings and Employment Trends
By 2024, the powerline industry is poised to unveil approximately 12,400 job openings, juxtaposed against the backdrop of 4,300+ industry veterans retiring or departing the workforce. Texas emerges as the state boasting the largest number of powerline professionals. A substantial infrastructure forecast anticipates the integration of 91,000 miles of new transmission lines in the U.S. within the forthcoming 13 years.
Workforce Dynamics and Salary Benchmarks
Over 18,000 line workers are categorized as "passive job seekers," indicating a robust, yet untapped labor reserve. The report also highlights financial incentives, with the median salary for linemen standing at $79,843 annually or roughly $41.50 per hour.
Educational Infrastructure and Training Programs
A surge in educational initiatives has been noted, with six new lineman training programs or technical college programs inaugurated in 2023, underscoring the industry's commitment to cultivating a skilled workforce.
Recognition of Top Powerline Employers
As part of its national survey, Lineman Central acknowledges the top-rated powerline employers of 2023. The array spans the continental U.S., from Central Alabama Electric Cooperative in Alabama to Lower Valley Energy in Wyoming, reflecting the geographical diversity and organizational excellence within the powerline industry.
About Lineman Central
Since 2019 Lineman Central has served as the leading platform to support workforce training and recruitment services for transmission and distribution workers across North America. By fostering a dynamic and comprehensive ecosystem for training and job discovery, Lineman Central propels the sector forward, energizing both current and future generations of powerline professionals. The organization partners with 200+ training programs and 180+ employers across the continent.