Average Meter Reader Hourly Pay

$14.73
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$600
Bonus
$925
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The average hourly pay for a Meter Reader is $14.73.
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$10.32
MEDIAN
$14.73
90%
$22.20
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$10 - $22
Bonus
$98 - $5,106
Profit Sharing
$0 - $925
Total Pay
$22,012 - $49,071
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What Do Meter Readers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Meter Reader

3.5 out of 5
(42)
Highly Satisfied
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Meter Readers?

An entry-level Meter Reader with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.15 based on 53 salaries. An early career Meter Reader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.55 based on 129 salaries. A mid-career Meter Reader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Meter Reader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.22 based on 52 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Meter Reader in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cherokee, Iowa (28.7% less), San Antonio, Texas (11.7% less) and Jacksonville, Florida (9.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 282 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.8%
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
12.4%
Experienced
18.4%
Late Career
4.6%