Utility Locator Salary
|Salary||$25,434 - $60,000|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $2,980|
|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).)
|$26,573 - $53,049|
|Hourly Rate||$12.39 - $20.41|
|Overtime||$18.54 - $29.28|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $2,980|
|Total Pay (||$26,573 - $53,049|
Job Description for Utility Locator
A utility locator determines where underground utilities (such as telephone, gas and power lines) should be placed and where existing utilities are located. They often work for utility, consulting and construction companies. Tasks performed by utility locators include reading maps and blueprints to determine where utilities are located, marking the location of existing utilities for future reference, and helping professionals such as utility workers, construction workers and electricians assess utilities' location in case they need to be repaired, modified, expanded or worked around.Read More...
Utility locators may use electronic detection equipment in their work, and they may regularly be exposed to heat, cold, rain and other elements of outdoor weather. The utility locator may also have to perform physical activities such as using a shovel to unearth utilities as well. At all times, these professionals must follow safety procedures and laws.
Usually, a high school diploma or equivalent is needed for this position. Experience in a similar position is often required or preferred, though some companies offer on-the-job training. The ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, to bend and stoop, and to lift heavy items is essential; it is also sometimes necessary to enter manholes. Since this job requires traveling to service locations, it is important to have a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license as well.
Utility Locator Tasks
- 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.
- Communicate with clients, engineers and management.
- Use a variety of techniques (electrical, magnetic, blueprint analysis, and/or radar) to measure utilities.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Utility Locator
Utility Locators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at United States Infrastructure Corporation, where the average salary comes to $38K.
Utiliquest, Llc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $34K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $44K and scope of pay is rather limited.
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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $38K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $34K. Utility Locators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $49K.
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