Training Requirements for Meter Readers, Utilities

Meter readers, utilities need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Meter readers, utilities
Percent
Less than High School 3.2
High School 42.9
Some College 33.4
Associates Degree 8.4
Bachelors Degree 11.0
Masters Degree 1.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Meter Readers, Utilities

This represents about 37,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 less meter readers, utilities but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.

Typical Income for Meter Readers, Utilities

Hourly Income

On average,meter readers, utilities make $20.14 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Meter readers, utilities $11.03 $13.77 $18.72 $25.24 $31.72
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $9.24 $10.81 $14.63 $20.20 $27.87
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, meter readers, utilities make $41,890 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Meter readers, utilities $22,950 $28,630 $38,940 $52,500 $65,970
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $19,220 $22,490 $30,430 $42,010 $57,970
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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