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Utility Locator Salary

Average Utility Locators in the United States make around $14.76 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.74 per hour and $20.93. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Utility Locators survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Utility Locators. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,522 - $76,412
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$76K
MEDIAN: $35,693
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$11.74 - $20.93
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,522 - $76,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,008 - $52,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $20.93  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $29.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,008 - $52,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320

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Job Description for Utility Locator

  • Communicate with clients, engineers and management.
  • Use a variety of techniques (electrical, magnetic, blueprint analysis, and/or radar) to measure utilities.
  • Identify and map location and depth of utilities such as water, sewer, gas, cable, oil, and electric lines.
  • Document interactions, site information and utilities in organizational software.

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Pay by Experience Level for Utility Locator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Utility Locators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. Utility Locators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $42K on average.

Utility Locator Reviews

What is it like working as an Utility Locator?

Utility Locator in Phoenix:
"Overall Good."
Pros: My job allows for a decent amount of freedom. If you manage your time correctly that is.
Cons: Corporate. I don't have a lot of interaction with the company in a positive way.

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Experience Affects Utility Locator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%
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