Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Meter Reader is $17.31
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 $14.32 based on 44 salaries. An early career Meter Reader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.06 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Meter …Read more
What Do Meter Readers Do?
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.
The meter reader should …Read more
- 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.