Meter Reader Salary
The average pay for a Meter Reader is $14.51 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||$19,779 - $52,189|
|Bonus||$0.14 - $3,562|
|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).)
|$21,273 - $53,334|
|Hourly Rate||$10.18 - $24.31|
|Overtime||$15.10 - $38.35|
|Bonus||$0.14 - $3,562|
|Total Pay (||$21,273 - $53,334|
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.Read More...
The meter reader should perform meter readers in a courteous and professional manner, adhering to company policies. In some areas, meter readers will read meters remotely. In others, the job involves visiting different houses and facilities in order to acquire readings. This involves being minimally intrusive and asking consumers in a polite manner whenever to need help to access a meter that is difficult to reach. Usually this job involves traveling and driving a company vehicle. Therefore, a valid driver’s license is needed, along with a good driving record. Since this job often requires working outdoors, the meter reader may be subjected to unpleasant weather conditions.
A minimum of a high school diploma is usually needed. Good computer, report-making, verbal, and writing skills are usually necessary. Minimum physical requirements may be need to be proven, as a decent amount of walking is often expected. Time constraints are often involved in this job, so the ability to work independently with very little supervision is necessary.
Meter Reader Tasks
- Operate vehicles to visit meters along a designated route.
- Complete forms and update data.
- Identify and report damage, necessary maintenance or problems.
- Read meters and collect payments when applicable.
Meter Reader Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Meter Reader
Pay by Experience for a Meter Reader has a positive trend. An entry-level Meter Reader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 176 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meter Reader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Meter Reader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 35 salaries. A Meter Reader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 11 salaries.
Key Stats for Meter Reader
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