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Utility Locator Salary (United States)

A typical Utility Locator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.54 per hour. Pay generally varies between $11.73 per hour and $20.92. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (88 percent) of Utility Locators are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Utility Locator Salary (?
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$25,300 - $72,564
(Median)
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32K
59K
73K
MEDIAN: $37,058
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Utility Locator Salary (?
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$11.73 - $20.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,300 - $72,564  
   
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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$25,210 - $52,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $20.92  
   
Overtime
$16.96 - $29.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$25,210 - $52,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $45K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise approximately one in eight, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

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 30%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%