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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,950
25th Percentile Wage
$28,630
50th Percentile Wage
$38,940
75th Percentile Wage
$52,500
90th Percentile Wage
$65,970

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 $65,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,950. 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 187% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of meter readers, utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,9401.10%7.70%
201538,5102.41%-
201437,5803.11%-
201336,4101.29%-
201235,940--

Table 2. Meter Readers, Utilities Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of meter readers, utilities in 6 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 construction sector with an annual salary $47,450. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $27,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$47,450
Utilities
$46,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$40,700
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,080
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,810

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 $26,350 to $66,230. The highest paying state for meter readers, utilities is Alaska with a median annual salary of $66,230. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $26,350. For more salary information of meter readers, utilities profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$66,230
Connecticut
$58,180
Massachusetts
$58,020
Nevada
$57,480
New Hampshire
$56,680
North Dakota
$55,550
Hawaii
$54,790
New York
$52,940
Pennsylvania
$52,400
Wisconsin
$51,240
California
$50,320
Minnesota
$50,280
Colorado
$50,280
Montana
$49,330
Washington
$47,800
Delaware
$47,190
Michigan
$46,610
Vermont
$46,300
New Jersey
$45,210
Ohio
$45,090
Maryland
$44,160
Puerto Rico
$44,010
Arizona
$43,510
Wyoming
$42,800
Nebraska
$42,600
Maine
$42,490
Rhode Island
$40,780
Illinois
$40,720
Utah
$40,260
Oregon
$39,540
Missouri
$39,310
Iowa
$38,540
New Mexico
$36,880
Indiana
$36,820
Idaho
$36,620
Tennessee
$36,440
Kansas
$35,930
South Dakota
$35,730
Virginia
$34,790
South Carolina
$33,830
West Virginia
$33,490
Alabama
$32,970
North Carolina
$32,640
Georgia
$30,830
Florida
$30,410
Texas
$30,170
Kentucky
$29,160
Oklahoma
$28,920
Arkansas
$27,820
Mississippi
$27,390
Louisiana
$26,350



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