Salary for Utilities Meter Readers

Also known as:  Electric Meter Reader, Gas Meter Reader, Water Meter Reader

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Meter Readers, Utilities, are involved in taking readings from gas, electric and water consumption meters to determine the amount of volume a person has used. Ability to read maps are required, as well as the ability to use various types of technology, including a computer and office programs. Additionally meter readers will need to be accurate and have the ability to document numbers and figures correctly. Driving is required as well as outdoor work. A high school diploma is required, and some states may make additional requirements available.

A Utilities Meter Reader can receive an average pay level of between $26,390 - $73,570 based on the level of education. will most likely earn wages of fourty-six thousand one hundred and sixty dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest average level in Massachusetts, where they receive average pay scales of approximately $67,380. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Utilities, where they can get an average job salary of $52,800.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 54.09 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Utilities Meter Readers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$52,800
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,350
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$48,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,950
Construction
$46,650

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$36,820
Public Administration
$43,410
Construction
$46,650
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,950
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$48,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,350