Utility Locator Salary

Male Utility Locators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.05 per hour in the United States. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. For the most part, Utility Locators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,702 - $59,617
$28K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,416
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$12.53 - $20.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,702 - $59,617  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
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$27,080 - $53,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $20.80  
   
Overtime
$18.61 - $30.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$304.10 - $2,959  
   
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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$27,080 - $53,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309

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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

  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Utility Locator


Those at United States Infrastructure Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $40K.

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

Pay by Experience for a Utility Locator has a positive trend. An entry-level Utility Locator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 226 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Utility Locator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Utility Locator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 68 salaries. A Utility Locator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 15 salaries.

Utility Locator Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Utility Locator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Utility Locator Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$37,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 20%
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