Meter Reader Salary (United States)

A Meter Reader earns an average wage of $13.78 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Meter Reader Total Pay (?
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$20,000 - $54,572
(Median)
20K
33K
40K
55K
MEDIAN: $32,999
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Meter Reader Total Pay (?
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$9.40 - $21.04
(Median)
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14
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21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,000 - $54,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
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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$20,105 - $48,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $21.04  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
   
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).
)
$20,105 - $48,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Job Description for Meter Reader

  • 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

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

Experience Affects Meter Reader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 85%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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