Information About Utility Meter Readers

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Training

Utility meter readers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Utility meter readers
Training for Utility Meter Readers
Percent
Less than High School 6.1
High School 45.2
Some College 32.1
Associates Degree 9.3
Bachelors Degree 6.6
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment

Represents about 45,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 9,000 less utility meter readers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, utility meter readers make $18.17 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Utility meter readers $10.30 $12.90 $17.00 $22.30 $28.40
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, utility meter readers make $37,800 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Utility meter readers $21,610 $26,980 $35,400 $46,580 $59,220
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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