What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Meter Reader Salary

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $14.07 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$20,701 - $54,919
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$55K
MEDIAN: $32,999
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.73 - $23.71
(Median)
$9
$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,701 - $54,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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).
)
$20,485 - $51,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $23.71  
   
Overtime
$1.40 - $45.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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).
)
$20,485 - $51,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Meter Reader Tasks

  • 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.

Meter Reader Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Meter Reader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

United States (change)

Experience Affects Meter Reader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
ADVERTISEMENT