Utility Locator Salary (United States)

Utility Locators in the United States can typically expect wages of $14.54 per hour. Compensation starts at $11.73 per hour and can reach $20.92. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. In this field, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Utility Locators are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Utility Locator Salary (?
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$25,300 - $72,564
(Median)
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73K
MEDIAN: $37,058
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Utility Locator Salary (?
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$11.73 - $20.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,300 - $72,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
Total Pay (?
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$25,210 - $52,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $20.92  
   
Overtime
$16.96 - $29.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
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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$25,210 - $52,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Utility Locator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Utility Locators do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, pay rises to approximately $37K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $41K. As Utility Locators reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $45K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 12 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, a majority land within this range.

Utility Locator Reviews

What is it like working as an Utility Locator?
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
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%