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.