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Utilities Service Investigator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,514 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Utilities Service Investigator is $37,514 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Utilities Service Investigator is between $28,584 and $44,842. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Investigates reports of meter readers concerning evidence of tampering with watt-hour meters and related wiring which interferes with correct metering of electric current consumed: requests permission of customer to examine meter.
  • Examines meter for evidence of tampering.
  • Examines wiring connecting meter to outside power lines and building circuits.
  • Removes unauthorized wires or devices illegally installed to bypass current past meter, or to obstruct normal meter function.
  • Turns on bulb of known wattage and observes movement of meter disk, determining accuracy of disk rotation in relation to current consumed by bulb.
  • Replaces blown fuses and repairs minor defects, such as loose wiring connections or insulators.
  • Removes meters showing evidence of tampering and informs customer of discontinuance of service, pending settlement with company.
  • Compiles inspection report, confirming or denying suspected tampering, and reports needed major repairs.
  • May serve court summons and testify in court as company witness during criminal prosecution.
Utilities Service Investigator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Utilities Service Investigator jobs: 161

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Utilities Service Investigator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Director Good Manufacturing Practices
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The scope of this responsibility includes all CE operational areas including LC Utilities, LC ... Assure the CE CAPA program is managed and all investigations are completed in a compliant manner ...
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