Utility Locator Salary

Men make up the majority of Utility Locators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.94 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,969 - $60,000
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MEDIAN: $39,760
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$12.45 - $20.69
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$26,969 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $2,980  
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$26,812 - $53,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $20.69  
   
Overtime
$18.54 - $29.73  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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).
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$26,812 - $53,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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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.

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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


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, United States Infrastructure Corporation offers the most; Utility Locators earn $40K on average there.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $26K to just $44K — but Utiliquest, Llc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $34K.

Pay by Experience Level for Utility Locator

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


Utility Locators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $39K on average. On average, Utility Locators make $46K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $49K on average.

Utility Locator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Utility Locator?

Utility Locator in Midland:
"High attention to detail."
Pros: Making good money and moving up in a growing company. Being outdoors, conversing with contractors and problem solving.
Cons: Long hours, many driving miles, strict rules, lack of job job security. Being away from family.

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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Key Stats for Utility Locator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Utility Locator Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$37,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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