Utility Locator Salary

The average Utility Locator in the United States earns approximately $14.83 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.82 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.68 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career length and the particular employer are influential factors as well. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Male Utility Locators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most Utility Locators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,843 - $76,412
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$25K
$39K
$76K
MEDIAN: $38,608
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$11.82 - $20.68
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,843 - $76,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,664  
Total Pay (?
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$25,215 - $53,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $20.68  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $29.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,664  
   
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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$25,215 - $53,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Utility Locator


United States Infrastructure Corporation is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $34K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $24K while workers on the upper end may rake in $46K.

Pay by Experience Level for Utility Locator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. 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.

Utility Locator Reviews

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
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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