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Meter Reader Salary

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $13.64 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$20,202 - $53,987
(Median)
20K
33K
40K
54K
MEDIAN: $32,999
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90%

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$9.42 - $22.84
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,202 - $53,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,977  
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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$20,162 - $50,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $22.84  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $45.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,977  
   
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).
)
$20,162 - $50,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
United States (change)

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 86%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%