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How much does a Meter Reader make in the United States?

Average Meter Reader Hourly Wage in the United States

Meter Readers earn a median hourly wage of $18.72. Hourly wages typically start from $11.03 and go up to $31.72.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Meter Reader Yearly Salary in the United States

Meter Readers earn a median salary of $38,940 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,950 and go up to $65,970.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Meter Reader Earnings by Seniority

Top End Meter Reader Earnings

The highest earning Meter Readers in the United States earn:

$31.72
an hour
$65,970
per year
Senior Meter Reader Earnings

Senior Meter Readers in the United States earn:

$25.24
an hour
$52,500
per year
Experienced Meter Reader Earnings

Experienced Meter Readers in the United States earn:

$18.72
an hour
$38,940
per year
Junior Meter Reader Earnings

Junior Meter Readers in the United States earn:

$13.77
an hour
$28,630
per year
Starting Meter Reader Earnings

Starting Meter Readers in the United States earn:

$11.03
an hour
$22,950
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Meter Reader salary comparison

Meter Readers earn less than 58% percent of Services careers. Meter Reader salaries are in the bottom 75% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Meter Readers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Meter Reader salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Meter Reader Salary in Alaska $31.84 $66,230 # 1
Meter Reader Salary in Massachusetts $27.89 $58,020 # 2
Meter Reader Salary in Connecticut $27.97 $58,180 # 3
Meter Reader Salary in New Hampshire $27.25 $56,680 # 4
Meter Reader Salary in Nevada $27.64 $57,480 # 5
Meter Reader Salary in North Dakota $26.71 $55,550 # 6
Meter Reader Salary in New York $25.45 $52,940 # 7
Meter Reader Salary in California $24.19 $50,320 # 8
Meter Reader Salary in Hawaii $26.34 $54,790 # 9
Meter Reader Salary in Wisconsin $24.64 $51,240 # 10
Meter Reader Salary in Colorado $24.17 $50,280 # 11
Meter Reader Salary in Delaware $22.69 $47,190 # 12
Meter Reader Salary in Pennsylvania $25.19 $52,400 # 13
Meter Reader Salary in Minnesota $24.17 $50,280 # 14
Meter Reader Salary in Montana $23.72 $49,330 # 15
Meter Reader Salary in Washington $22.98 $47,800 # 16
Meter Reader Salary in Wyoming $20.58 $42,800 # 17
Meter Reader Salary in New Jersey $21.74 $45,210 # 18
Meter Reader Salary in Vermont $22.26 $46,300 # 19
Meter Reader Salary in Illinois $19.58 $40,720 # 20
Meter Reader Salary in Maryland $21.23 $44,160 # 21
Meter Reader Salary in Arizona $20.92 $43,510 # 22
Meter Reader Salary in Michigan $22.41 $46,610 # 23
Meter Reader Salary in Ohio $21.68 $45,090 # 24
Meter Reader Salary in Utah $19.35 $40,260 # 25
Meter Reader Salary in Missouri $18.90 $39,310 # 26
Meter Reader Salary in Nebraska $20.48 $42,600 # 27
Meter Reader Salary in Maine $20.43 $42,490 # 28
Meter Reader Salary in Oregon $19.01 $39,540 # 29
Meter Reader Salary in Tennessee $17.52 $36,440 # 30
Meter Reader Salary in Iowa $18.53 $38,540 # 31
Meter Reader Salary in Idaho $17.61 $36,620 # 32
Meter Reader Salary in Virginia $16.73 $34,790 # 33
Meter Reader Salary in Kansas $17.28 $35,930 # 34
Meter Reader Salary in South Dakota $17.18 $35,730 # 35
Meter Reader Salary in New Mexico $17.73 $36,880 # 36
Meter Reader Salary in Indiana $17.70 $36,820 # 37
Meter Reader Salary in West Virginia $16.10 $33,490 # 38
Meter Reader Salary in North Carolina $15.69 $32,640 # 39
Meter Reader Salary in South Carolina $16.26 $33,830 # 40
Meter Reader Salary in Alabama $15.85 $32,970 # 41
Meter Reader Salary in Georgia $14.82 $30,830 # 42
Meter Reader Salary in Texas $14.51 $30,170 # 43
Meter Reader Salary in Florida $14.62 $30,410 # 44
Meter Reader Salary in Oklahoma $13.91 $28,920 # 45
Meter Reader Salary in Kentucky $14.02 $29,160 # 46
Meter Reader Salary in Arkansas $13.38 $27,820 # 47
Meter Reader Salary in Louisiana $12.67 $26,350 # 48
Meter Reader Salary in Mississippi $13.17 $27,390 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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