The average pay for a Utility Locator is $14.88 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$25,532 - $72,446
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MEDIAN: $40,257
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,532 - $72,446  
   
Bonus
$99.10 - $2,990  
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$26,495 - $54,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $20.40  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $29.59  
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Bonus
$99.10 - $2,990  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,495 - $54,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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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

  • 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

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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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Experience Affects Utility Locator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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