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Working as a Utility Locate Technician

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a utility locate technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $17.94 an hour? That's $37,325 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 6% and produce 85,400 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Utility Locate Technician Do

There are certain skills that many utility locate technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, physical stamina and technical skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a utility locate technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 15.4% of utility locate technicians included ground utilities, while 7.4% of resumes included dot, and 7.0% of resumes included company vehicle. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the utility locate technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most utility locate technicians actually find jobs in the retail and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Utility Locate Technician

If you're interested in becoming a utility locate technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 14.1% of utility locate technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.9% of utility locate technicians have master's degrees. Even though some utility locate technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a utility locate technician. When we researched the most common majors for a utility locate technician, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on utility locate technician resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a utility locate technician. In fact, many utility locate technician jobs require experience in a role such as technician. Meanwhile, many utility locate technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as customer service representative or sales associate.

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Average Salary$37,325
Job Growth Rate6%

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Average Salary for a Utility Locate Technician

Utility Locate Technicians in America make an average salary of $37,325 per year or $18 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $47,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $29,000 per year.
Average Salary
$37,325

Best Paying Cities

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Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Utility Locate Technician
Utility Locate Technician
Dekalb County
Dekalb County
09/24/2020
09/24/2020
$36,10209/24/2020
$36,102
PW Utility Locate Technician
PW Utility Locate Technician
City of Boise
City of Boise
08/22/2020
08/22/2020
$34,43608/22/2020
$34,436
Utilities Technician-Utility Locate
Utilities Technician-Utility Locate
City of Raleigh North Carolina
City of Raleigh North Carolina
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$34,13107/29/2020
$34,131
Utility Locator-Engineering Survey and Locating Technician
Utility Locator-Engineering Survey and Locating Technician
City of Durham
City of Durham
05/21/2020
05/21/2020
$39,80005/21/2020
$39,800
Utilities Technician-Utility Locate
Utilities Technician-Utility Locate
City of Raleigh North Carolina
City of Raleigh North Carolina
03/25/2020
03/25/2020
$34,13103/25/2020
$34,131

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Utility Locate Technician Demographics

Gender

male

87.4 %

female

9.2 %

unknown

3.4 %

Ethnicity

White

68.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.9 %

Black or African American

9.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.5 %

Carrier

15.4 %

Romanian

7.7 %
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Utility Locate Technician Education

Majors

Business
20.3 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

45.4 %

Associate

20.3 %

Bachelors

14.1 %

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Top Skills For a Utility Locate Technician

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 15.4% of utility locate technicians listed ground utilities on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and physical stamina are important as well.

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Top Utility Locate Technician Employers

1. USIC
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$42,000
Utility Locate Technicians Hired: 
510+
2. UtiliQuest
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$41,087
Utility Locate Technicians Hired: 
98+
3. Heath Consultants
3.5
Avg. Salary: 
$42,531
Utility Locate Technicians Hired: 
33+
4. S&N Communications
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$45,632
Utility Locate Technicians Hired: 
32+
5. Premier Service Co
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$34,760
Utility Locate Technicians Hired: 
18+
6. Danella Companies
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$49,655
Utility Locate Technicians Hired: 
5+

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Updated October 2, 2020