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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of meter readers, utilities from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
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|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |