Meter Reader Salary (United States)

A Meter Reader earns an average wage of $13.80 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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$20,134 - $55,075
(Median)
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41K
55K
MEDIAN: $32,999
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Meter Reader Total Pay (?
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$9.28 - $21.39
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,134 - $55,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
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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$20,074 - $49,312  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $21.39  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
   
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).
)
$20,074 - $49,312  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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 84%
Experienced
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
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
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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