Meter Reader Jobs

Meter Reader Overview


Meter reader jobs consist of reading meters to determine their customers’ amount of gas, electricity, steam or water consumption. A utility collector is another name for a person in this position. Duties may include reading different types of meters, checking for signs of fraud or tampering and inspecting the utility boxes to confirm they are in working condition. Utility collectors should also be prepared to interact with clients in a professional manner, expect to work outdoors and avoid any obstacles when walking on unknown property.

Meter Reader Education Requirements


Most utility collector jobs, similar to parking enforcement jobs, are entry level that usually only require a high school diploma and valid driver’s license. It is ideal for candidates to have previous experience relating to working in the building trades industry or with reading meters. On-the-job training is provided by most employers. This position does not require computer experience, but employers prefer to hire potential candidates who are computer literate. Utility collectors have to understand maps that help with choosing the best routes for job assignments.

Meter Reader Job Market


Employment for utility workers is expected to decline by 10 percent through 2016. Utility companies are using automated water meter systems that allow for billing and monitoring accounts from a central location. However, it will take many years before this system is implemented in all locations. This industry is expecting a large number of retirements from aging employees that will create many new job opportunities.

Meter Reader Salary


Readers can make as much as $49,150 or as little as $18,970 a year. Salary for part-time workers can vary, and they may not be offered benefits. Smaller municipalities and companies tend to pay lower than larger ones. Uniforms may be another expense for this position. Employers may offer an allowance to purchase uniforms or charge employees for them. The median annual salary for meter reader jobs is $30,330.
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Meter Reader Exciting Opportunity! Corix Utilities develops customized water, wastewater and energy infrastructure systems and provides field-metering services for customers all across North America. Our customers include municipalities, resort properties, gas, water and electric utilities, developers and institutions. Corix has more than 70 years of experience designing, building, financing and...
H2O Consulting, Inc. JOB TITLE: METER READERS This is a fully competent professional who works under minimum supervision; this position will be responsible for reading meters, customer service task such as new connects, disconnects, re-reads, and door tags. Responsible for the repair and maintenance of water meters and boxes, old meter change outs and will perform other duties as assigned. Refer...
Manpower in Aiken, SC has an immediate opening for a full time meter reader in Williston, SC. Candidate would be replacing and reading water meters. Candidate must have professional appearance and good communication skills. Must understand the importance of customer service and be able to work with minimal supervision. Must have valid driver's license, clear criminal screening, and be able to pas...
Introduction Hillsborough County Government islooking for new membersto join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability. Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation. Hillsborough County Government cons...
Lewis PUD - Meter Reader/ Installer/ Groundman: Join a dynamic electric utility and become part of a progressive team. Candidate will read a variety of District meters, monitor meters to ensure proper function, and resolve customer complaints regarding high bills. At times will work as a Groundman to help support District line crews. For a complete list of job requirements, visit www.lcpud.org ...
METER READER - South Martin Regional Utility, located in Hobe Sound, Florida, is looking for a METER READER to provide technical field work for the installation, maintenance, and reading of water meters and recording of water consumption. Position is classified as hourly, non-exempt. Applications and the complete job description are available online at: southmartinregionalutility.com or at 2 Bridg...
Do you enjoy the outdoors and walking and working outside? Do you like working on your own? Would you like to be part of a growing company in a growing industry? Then this role may be for you. Our company: Founded in 1946, Southern Cross is one of the oldest companies in the country, providing the natural gas pipeline industry with leak detection, pipeline integrity, and related field services a...
MAINTENANCE WORKER / METER READER / LABORER City of Fairfield Civil Service Exam: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Senior High Cafeteria. Please apply at the City of Fairfield Municipal Building located at 5350 Pleasant Avenue, beginning Mon., September 8th between 8am- 5pm. Deadline for applications is Friday, September 19th at 5:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS. Complete job d...
Company Confidential Wash, NC, 27889
LEAD METER READER: Beaufort County Water Department DUTIES: Works as team leader. Work involves reading meters, loading and unloading handheld units, retrieving information from computer software to retrieve edits to complete billing information, connecting and disconnecting services, installing and removing meters, checking high usage complaints, performing troubleshooting and other field cu...
Tucson Electric Power Co Inc Tucson, AZ, 85704
Southwest Energy Solutions is accepting resume/applications for the position of Experienced Meter Reader in our Tucson location. The rate of pay for this position is $19.73 per hour. NORMAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Possession of a valid up-to-date drivers license. • Have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record. • Must have four years electrical meter reading experience • Be able to stand and walk f...
Alliant Energy Corporation Ft Madison, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Read and record meter readings from all residential, commercial, industrial and rural meters using a porta-processor. Perform other duties which are similar, related, or incidental to this position. Accurately read and record Meter Readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes...
AES Corporation Coldwater, OH, 45828
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
AES Corporation Xenia, OH, 45385
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
AES Corporation Urbana, OH, 43078
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
AES Corporation Marysville, WA
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
General Purpose: A meter reader is responsible for reading identified meter routes in the company’s service territory. A commitment to safety is essential to the job duties which include working in an outdoor environment and various weather elements for extended periods. Routes may be in urban or rural areas. Meter readers may also work directly with customers whose accounts are delinquent to neg...
General Purpose : A meter reader is responsible for reading identified meter routes in the company’s service territory. A commitment to safety is essential to the job duties which include working in an outdoor environment and various weather elements for extended periods. Routes may be in urban or rural areas. Meter readers may also work directly with customers whose accounts are delinquent to ne...
AES Corporation Eaton, OH, 45320
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
A meter reader is responsible for reading identified meter routes in the company’s service territory. A commitment to safety is essential to the job duties which include working in an outdoor environment and various weather elements for extended periods. Routes may be in urban or rural areas. Meter readers may also work directly with customers whose accounts are delinquent to negotiate full or par...

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Meter Technician

Salaries

$22,880.00 - $83,200.00
Typical Salary for Meter Technician
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
50%
Bachelor's
25%
High School
12.5%
Associates
12.5%
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