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.

$18,794 - $65,097
$19K
$35K
$65K
MEDIAN: $34,706
10%
50%
90%

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$10.24 - $24.33
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$18,794 - $65,097  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $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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$21,454 - $52,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $24.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$14.86 - $38.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$103.04 - $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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$21,454 - $52,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 210

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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 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Meter Reader Salaries

Late-Career
▲70%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 21%