Meter Reader Salary

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $14.24 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$20,406 - $56,348
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$56K
MEDIAN: $31,453
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50%
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$9.94 - $23.79
(Median)
$9
$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,406 - $56,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,904  
Profit Sharing
$751  
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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$20,908 - $51,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $23.79  
   
Overtime
$7.02 - $45.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$751  
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).
)
$20,908 - $51,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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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 75%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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