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.

$19,779 - $52,189
$20K
$33K
$52K
MEDIAN: $33,364
10%
50%
90%

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$10.18 - $24.31
$10
$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.43
10%
50%
90%

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$0$53K
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).
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$21,273 - $53,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.18 - $24.31
Hourly Tips $1.11
Overtime $15.10 - $38.35
Annual Data $0$53K
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).
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$21,273 - $53,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 193

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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

  • 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.

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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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Meter Reader Salaries

Late-Career
▲71%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 28%
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