Utility Locator Salary

The average pay for a Utility Locator is $14.94 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$27,360 - $65,436
$27K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,473
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50%
90%

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$12.56 - $21.49
$13
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.23
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$0$65K
Salary $27,360 - $65,436
Bonus $306.39 - $3,915
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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$27,191 - $53,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.56 - $21.49
Overtime $17.28 - $31.04
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $306.39 - $3,915
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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$27,191 - $53,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 291

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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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 Layton:
"Utility Locator."
Pros: I enjoy not having to sit at a desk all day. Having the freedom to roam the upper Wasatch Front bisiting places where I have a job to do and meeting with people who really appreciate what I do for them.
Cons: I do not enjoy the stress that comes with the job however. Making production on a busy day or trecking thousands of feet to locate a single jon. Small problems big reward.

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
3 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Utility Locator Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$37,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 20%