Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Utility Locator is $16.87
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Utility Locators?
An entry-level Utility Locator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.12 based on 83 salaries. An early career Utility Locator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.32 based on 290 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Utility Locators Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.