$34,919
Avg. Salary
$14.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$692

Bonus

$925

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $14.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $34,919 per year.

$10.47
10%
$14.71
50%
$23.72
90%
MEDIAN $14.71
$20k
10%
$35k
50%
$66k
90%
MEDIAN $34,919
$20,442 - $65,775
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$35K
$66K
MEDIAN: $34,919
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50%
90%

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$10.47 - $23.72
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$0$65K
Salary $20,442 - $65,775
Bonus $29.80 - $3,496
Profit Sharing $925
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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$21,965 - $51,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.47 - $23.72
Hourly Tips $1.11
Overtime $15.00 - $38.02
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $29.80 - $3,496
Profit Sharing $925
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).
)
$21,965 - $51,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 329

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.

Meter Reader Job Listings

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.

Meter Reader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Meter Reader?

Meter Reader in Scottsdale:
"Not good."
Pros: low pay
Cons: no chance to advance

Meter Reader in Clarksville:
"Very interesting exciting life."
Pros: The people that I work with.
Cons: The company and the type of work dealing with a lot of mean people.

Key Stats for Meter Reader

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Meter Reader Salaries

Late-Career
▲68%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 22%