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Meter Readers, Utilities Salary Information

The salary statistics of meter readers, utilities are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of meter readers, utilities within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The meter readers, utilities annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Meter Readers, Utilities Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,400
25th Percentile Wage
$29,140
50th Percentile Wage
$39,240
75th Percentile Wage
$53,400
90th Percentile Wage
$68,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meter readers, utilities. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) meter readers, utilities is $68,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,400. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 190% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of meter readers, utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,240
0.76% 8.41%
2016
$38,940
1.10% -
2015
$38,510
2.41% -
2014
$37,580
3.11% -
2013
$36,410
1.29% -
2012
$35,940
- -

Table 2. Meter Readers, Utilities Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of meter readers, utilities in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for meter readers, utilities occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $48,410. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $32,160).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$48,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$46,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,360
Construction
$37,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,360
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,650
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,160

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Meter Readers, Utilities by States

From the above tables we note that not only meter readers, utilities salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of meter readers, utilities in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,890 to $61,260. The highest paying state for meter readers, utilities is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $61,260. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $24,890. For more salary information of meter readers, utilities profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$61,260
Nevada
$59,270
Connecticut
$58,450
New Hampshire
$56,490
New York
$55,050
Colorado
$54,740
Delaware
$54,100
Alaska
$53,510
Hawaii
$52,870
Wisconsin
$51,670
California
$51,410
Pennsylvania
$50,780
Montana
$49,500
Minnesota
$48,960
Washington
$47,610
Vermont
$46,300
Iowa
$45,910
Wyoming
$45,710
Utah
$45,640
New Jersey
$45,210
Illinois
$45,120
Idaho
$44,880
Arizona
$44,530
Ohio
$44,460
Puerto Rico
$44,010
Nebraska
$43,730
Michigan
$43,620
Missouri
$41,150
Rhode Island
$40,780
Maryland
$40,510
North Dakota
$39,450
Maine
$39,260
Tennessee
$38,800
New Mexico
$38,680
Kansas
$37,680
Oregon
$37,320
Indiana
$36,790
South Dakota
$35,730
Alabama
$35,360
Virginia
$35,250
North Carolina
$35,100
Kentucky
$33,430
South Carolina
$33,370
Georgia
$32,040
West Virginia
$31,950
Florida
$31,410
Texas
$30,260
Oklahoma
$29,470
Arkansas
$28,260
Mississippi
$28,150
Louisiana
$24,890



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