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    I was just checking out the Bureau of Labor Statistics when I saw the average hourly wages in general and in specific industries. My jaw dropped.
    Does ANYONE in locating make these kind of wages?

    Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted

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    Thats about right in my area

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    somebody lied to someone else!!!! LOL!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    The numbers for construction are low for this area, tradesmen make over 40 dollars an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locator00566 View Post
    Thats about right in my area
    Really, utility workers averaging $34.73 an hour? I know public locators are seen as the bottom of the utility barrel but most in my area are quite lucky to make half that. Even the across the board national average would be nice. Now I understand why you chose your answer for location :-)

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    Not in my area!!!!

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    If I had to put a rough average on wages in my area they would probably be in the $17.00an hour range. In house locators are up in that range, but contract locators are not. And contract locators are the majority in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    I was just checking out the Bureau of Labor Statistics when I saw the average hourly wages in general and in specific industries. My jaw dropped.
    Does ANYONE in locating make these kind of wages?

    Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted
    That covers the full range of "utility workers". From the people that dig with shovels to the backhoe operator, the x-ray certified wielder who joins metal pipe, the high voltage (13KV to 230KV) cable splicer, you name it.

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    In my area Phone techs make around $30, Power $35, Survey locators $21, Contract Locators a bag of M&M's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    That covers the full range of "utility workers". From the people that dig with shovels to the backhoe operator, the x-ray certified wielder who joins metal pipe, the high voltage (13KV to 230KV) cable splicer, you name it.

    Yeah, the utility range covers all those professions. What got me was the national average of ALL salaried employees. $23.52 an hour. For such a high stress, public safety, infrastructure job to pay $12-14/hr. Not much better than half of that (including the M&M's). I guess it's a labor of love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locator00566 View Post
    In my area Phone techs make around $30, Power $35, Survey locators $21, Contract Locators a bag of M&M's.

    Wait a minute.... What kind of M&M's? I'm just saying those coconut ones are hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locator00566 View Post
    In my area Phone techs make around $30, Power $35, Survey locators $21, Contract Locators a bag of M&M's.
    The kind that has been sitting in a dumpster for about 4 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mke View Post
    Wait a minute.... What kind of M&M's? I'm just saying those coconut ones are hard to find.

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    Be careful there, friend. They'll give you the coconut ones at first but as soon as you get settled in they suddenly start handing you the old red and green ones from last Christmas. As an M&M lover you'll figure "what the hey, they taste the same anyhow" only to find when you eat them, they've figured out a way to suck out all the chocolate and all you have is the candy shell. :-)

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    Hey, have you tried the raspberry flavored M&M's MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

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    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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