Utility Locator Salary

Utility Locators in the United States can expect wages of $14.80 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.82 per hour to $20.73. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career length and the particular employer. Work is enjoyable for Utility Locators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Men make up the vast majority of Utility Locators (88 percent) who took the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,588 - $75,978
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$76K
MEDIAN: $37,548
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$11.82 - $20.73
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$12
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,588 - $75,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
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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$25,127 - $53,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $20.73  
   
Overtime
$17.58 - $29.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
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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$25,127 - $53,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Utility Locator


Bringing up the rear, United States Infrastructure Corporation's median pay of $34K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $46K.

Pay by Experience Level for Utility Locator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Utility Locators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Utility Locators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $42K.

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 18%

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 56 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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