Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Utility Locators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. 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 $42K on average.