A Meter Reader, Utilities earns an average wage of $15.41 per hour.

$20,134 - $71,517
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$72K
MEDIAN: $34,492
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90%

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$10.30 - $23.29
(Median)
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,134 - $71,517  
   
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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$21,428 - $49,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $23.29  
   
Overtime
$19.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$21,428 - $49,366  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Meter Reader, Utilities

Utility meter readers must have great visual and technical skills in order to read and monitor utility meters for companies, businesses, or individuals. Many utility meter readers have a specific route to drive; however, it is essential to be able to read maps quickly and accurately, as their routes may change on occasion.

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Meter Reader, Utilities Tasks

  • Identify and report damage, necessary maintenance or problems.
  • Read meters and collect payments when applicable.
  • Operate vehicles to visit meters along a designated route.
  • Complete forms and update data.

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Pay by Experience Level for Meter Reader, Utilities

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Meter Reader, Utilities Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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