The average pay for a Meter Reader is $14.62 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$18,540 - $52,000
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$52K
MEDIAN: $29,832
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90%

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$10.34 - $24.40
(Median)
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,540 - $52,000  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $3,603  
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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$21,716 - $53,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $24.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$14.79 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$201.34 - $3,603  
   
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).
)
$21,716 - $53,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Meter Reader

A meter reader monitors usage of gas, electricity, and water meters in order to charge consumers the correct amount of money. When meters appear to be damaged or broken, the meter reader must report this to management. If it appears that facilities are being used in an unapproved manner, the meter reader must also take action and tell this to management. Hazards that are encountered while reading meters should also be noted so that they can be fixed immediately.

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Meter Reader 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

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

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Experience Affects Meter Reader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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