Locator Statistics in the US

The average employee age for locators is 42 years. The locator workforce reached a whopping 33,543 in 2020!

Among locators, we discovered that 16.7% of them are women, while 79.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among locators is White, which makes up 60.2% of all locators. Comparatively, there are 22.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of locators are located in TX, Houston and IN, Indianapolis.

Locators are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, locators are more likely to find a job in the utilities industry. Looking at locator statistics, we found was that Alaska, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut are where locators find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about locator demographics? We analyzed 5,208 locators resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Locator Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as locators. Keep reading to find out what the results for locators were.

Locator Gender Ratio

Among locators, 16.7% of them are women compared to 79.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 79.5%
  • Female, 16.7%
  • Unknown, 3.8%

Locator Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among locators is White, which makes up 60.2% of all locators. Comparatively, there are 22.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 60.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 21.9%
  • Black or African American, 11.0%
  • Asian, 3.6%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Locators

The chart below shows that 73.7% of locators speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Arabic at 7.0% and Carrier is the third-most popular at 5.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 73.7%
  • Arabic, 7.0%
  • Carrier, 5.3%
  • Urdu, 5.3%
  • German, 1.8%
  • Other, 6.9%

Locator Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among locators.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Locator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the locator position over time.

Male
Female
100%
98%
95%
93%
90%
88%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Locator Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of locators changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of locators based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Locator

By looking over 5,208 locators resumes, we figured out that the average locator enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Locator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of locator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of locators is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Locators with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, home appliances mechanic and machine repairman have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Mender20%78%
Hydraulic Press Servicer23%75%
Assigner31%66%
Locator80%17%
Millwright Supervisor95%1%
Machine Repairman95%1%
Home Appliances Mechanic98%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Home Appliances Mechanic
Machine Repairman
Millwright Supervisor
Locator
Assigner
Hydraulic Press Servicer
Mender
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Locators with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to locators.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Power Line Lineman4.62%
General Service Technician4.79%
Refrigeration Specialist5.27%
Maintenance Repairman6.05%
Hydraulic Press Servicer6.75%
Locator7.66%
Watchmaker Apprentice15.51%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Locator?

male-income
Male Income
$32,756
female-income
Female Income
$33,049

Locator Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White women and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$36,458
$35,615
$34,772
$33,929
$33,086
$32,243
$31,400
$30,557
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Locator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$34,464
Bachelor's Degree$35,490
Master's Degree$37,487
Some College/ Associate Degree$40,033

Locator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$44,349
$42,191
$40,033
$37,875
$35,716
$33,558
$31,400
$29,242
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Locator Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a locator can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of locators is $42,489. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Locators Earn The Most?

The map here shows where locators earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Locators Located?

By looking through more than 5,208 resumes, we found that the most popular places for locators are TX, Houston and IN, Indianapolis.

Number of Locators

Where Are Locators In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country locators are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Locator Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ locators. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most locators is the utilities industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire locators.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Locator Work In

Employees with the locator job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most locators prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ locators. Those industries include utilities, construction and telecommunication.

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Utilities

Construction

Telecommunication

Retail

Technology

Locator Jobs