Meter Reader, Utilities Salary

A Meter Reader, Utilities earns an average wage of $14.22 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,382 - $71,517
(Median)
$21K
$36K
$72K
MEDIAN: $35,595
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$9.72 - $20.10
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$21,382 - $71,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
Total Pay (?
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$20,533 - $44,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $27.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
   
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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$20,533 - $44,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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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Experience Affects Meter Reader, Utilities Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%
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