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Utility Locator Salary

Utility Locators in the United States take home an average $14.59 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.73 per hour on the lower end to $20.97 on the higher end. The vast majority of Utility Locators (89 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Utility Locators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$25,300 - $75,768
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,058
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$11.73 - $20.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$25,300 - $75,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,689  
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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$25,214 - $53,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $20.97  
   
Overtime
$17.16 - $30.07  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,689  
   
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).
)
$25,214 - $53,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
United States (change)

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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $44K.

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.

Experience Affects Utility Locator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%