Meter reader earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$30.26 per hour

$62,930 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$28.90 per hour

$60,100 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$24.48 per hour

$50,910 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$22.28 per hour

$46,330 per year

10th percentile

Starting level meter reader earnings begin at:

$14.32 per hour

$29,790 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Meter reader salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Massachusetts $62,120
Montana $62,060
Pennsylvania $61,350
New York $60,530
Washington $60,450
Connecticut $60,050
Colorado $59,210
Oregon $59,210
California $58,870
Hawaii $58,780
Vermont $51,540
Nebraska $50,910
Rhode Island $50,330
Delaware $50,020
Utah $49,000
Ohio $48,950
New Jersey $48,930
Arizona $48,640
New Hampshire $48,240
Nevada $48,230
Wisconsin $48,210
Idaho $47,680
Maryland $47,640
Indiana $47,010
Iowa $46,730
Illinois $46,700
South Dakota $46,600
West Virginia $46,310
Wyoming $44,190
Minnesota $40,840
Michigan $38,540
Georgia $37,730
Missouri $37,690
Kansas $37,440
Tennessee $37,440
North Dakota $36,970
Kentucky $36,890
Florida $36,850
North Carolina $36,850
South Carolina $36,750
Alabama $36,490
New Mexico $36,330
Texas $36,330
Virginia $36,330
Mississippi $35,900
Maine $32,890
Louisiana $32,380
Arkansas $30,150
Oklahoma $29,160
Alaska $28,910
Puerto Rico $25,870

How do meter reader salaries compare to similar careers?

Meter readers earn 8% less than similar careers in Nebraska. On average, they make less than real estate agents but more than landscapers.

Career Median Salary
Real estate agent salary $49K
Police officer salary $62K
Social worker salary $61K
Firefighter salary $63K
Funeral director salary $61K
Meter reader salary $51K
Probation officer salary $52K
Postal service clerk salary $50K
Postal service worker salary $50K
Landscaper salary $47K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)