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Meter Reader Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $13.91 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Meter Reader Salary (?
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$20,100 - $54,442
(Median)
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34K
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54K
MEDIAN: $34,003
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Meter Reader Salary (?
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$9.55 - $21.84
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,100 - $54,442  
   
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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$20,194 - $50,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $21.84  
   
Overtime
$1.40 - $45.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$20,194 - $50,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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

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Experience Affects Meter Reader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 18%