Meter reader earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$36.50 per hour

$75,920 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$29.91 per hour

$62,210 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$29.06 per hour

$60,450 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level meter reader earnings begin at:

$23.03 per hour

$47,910 per year

10th percentile

Starting level meter reader earnings begin at:

$20.19 per hour

$42,000 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 about the same as related careers in Washington. On average, they make less than funeral directors but more than postal service clerks.

Career Median Salary
Funeral director salary $61K
Esthetician salary $62K
Correctional officer salary $63K
Family social worker salary $60K
Highway maintenance worker salary $60K
Meter reader salary $60K
Landscaper salary $58K
Travel agent salary $48K
Postal service worker salary $52K
Postal service clerk salary $52K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)