How Much Do Utilities Meter Readers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Utilities Meter Readers

Utilities Meter Readers read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$46160 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,390 to $32,090 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $15 per hour

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.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
MA $32 $67,380
AK $32 $66,210
CO $31 $64,230
CT $31 $63,960
CA $30 $63,210
NY $30 $63,090
MN $29 $59,720
ID $29 $59,580
MT $27 $56,540
NJ $27 $56,190

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
Local Government $43410 $20.87
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $41960 $20.17
Other Support Services $36920 $17.75
Employment Services $34680 $16.67
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $32590 $15.67

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