Utility Locator Salary
|Salary||$26,969 - $60,000|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $2,980|
|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).)
|$26,812 - $53,497|
|Hourly Rate||$12.45 - $20.69|
|Overtime||$18.54 - $29.73|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $2,980|
|Total Pay (||$26,812 - $53,497|
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.Read More...
Utility locators may use electronic detection equipment in their work, and they may regularly be exposed to heat, cold, rain and other elements of outdoor weather. The utility locator may also have to perform physical activities such as using a shovel to unearth utilities as well. At all times, these professionals must follow safety procedures and laws.
Usually, a high school diploma or equivalent is needed for this position. Experience in a similar position is often required or preferred, though some companies offer on-the-job training. The ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, to bend and stoop, and to lift heavy items is essential; it is also sometimes necessary to enter manholes. Since this job requires traveling to service locations, it is important to have a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license as well.
Utility Locator Tasks
- 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.
- Communicate with clients, engineers and management.
- Use a variety of techniques (electrical, magnetic, blueprint analysis, and/or radar) to measure utilities.
Popular Employer Salaries for Utility Locator
Heading up the field in terms of compensation, United States Infrastructure Corporation offers the most; Utility Locators earn $40K on average there.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $26K to just $44K — but Utiliquest, Llc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $34K.
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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $39K on average. On average, Utility Locators make $46K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $49K on average.
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