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Meter Reader Salary

$41,971 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$634

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $41,971 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Meter Reader is between $31,511 and $50,682. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Meter Reader. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Reads electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters, and records volume used by residential and commercial consumers.
  • Walks or drives over established route and takes readings of consumption.
  • Indicates irregularities for necessary action by servicing department.
Meter Reader Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Meter Readers, Utilities

Job family population: 33,570

Estimated population of Meter Reader jobs: 31,673

Rate of error: 3.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$48,655
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Meter Reader Job Listings for United States

Meter Reader
Nov 20
Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
Employ-Temps Staffing Services
A municipatily in Cuyahoga Falls is in need of part-time meter readers ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Read utility meters using handheld equipment and peripherals * Report changes or problems with accounts ...
Meter Reader
Nov 15
Elyria, OH, USA
National Computing Group
Completing assigned meter reading routes within allotted time period and departmental accuracy standards. Delivering company notices and interacting with and responding to customers inquiries in a ...
Meter Reader with D-1 Water Distribution Certification
Oct 22
Corona, CA, USA
Alexander Contract Services
Immediate positions available for Meter Readers in Riverside County. A D-1 Water Distribution Operator Certificate is required before applying for the position. If you do not have this certification ...
Meter Reader/Crew Leader in Training
Oct 22
Atascadero, CA, USA
Alexander Contract Services
Immediate positions are available for Water Meter Readers on the Central Coast. We foster a culture of hard work that leads to opportunity and have been in business since 1967 reading for numerous ...
Utility Worker (6 month contract)
Dec 6
Fremont, CA, USA
Experis
Locates and reads meters by-passed by regular meter reader. May fill-in for regular meter reader. Completes standardized forms accurately, maintains simple records, and completes job documents ...

The average pay for a Meter Reader is $41,971 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Meter Reader is between $31,511 and $50,682. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Meter Reader. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Meter Reader
Nov 20
Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
Employ-Temps Staffing Services
A municipatily in Cuyahoga Falls is in need of part-time meter readers ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Read utility meters using handheld equipment and peripherals * Report changes or problems with accounts ...
Meter Reader
Nov 15
Elyria, OH, USA
National Computing Group
Completing assigned meter reading routes within allotted time period and departmental accuracy standards. Delivering company notices and interacting with and responding to customers inquiries in a ...
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