The average hourly pay for a Utility Locator with Blueprints skills is $16.04.
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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 …Read more
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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Skills in Energy / Utilities, Telecommunications, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Land Surveying are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Utility Locator
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 $14.43 based on 12 salaries. An early career Utility Locator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.69 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Utility Locator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.40 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Utility Locator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.89 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
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