Meter Readers, Utilities

General Information

Description

Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit50.24%
  2. State and local government38.46%
  3. Private, not for profit5.58%
  4. Self-employed3.14%
  5. Federal government2.58%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,940

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$67,430
$29,520
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 71%
  • Some college 17%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Bachelor's degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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