2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Utilities Meter Readers read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Utilities Meter Readers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,390 to $32,090 per year or $13 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Utilities Meter Readers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$35||$73,570|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$28||$58,440|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$20||$41,940|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$15||$32,090|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$13||$26,390|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Utilities Meter Reader is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Utilities Meter Readers are in the states of MA, AK, CO, CT and CA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||$56750||$27.28|
|Natural Gas Distribution||$51100||$24.57|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$50350||$24.21|
|Utility System Construction||$47100||$22.64|
|Water, Sewage and Other Systems||$41960||$20.17|
|Other Support Services||$36920||$17.75|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$32590||$15.67|