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 Natural gas company based in Orrville, OH, is hiring a Meter Reader. Experience a plus. Some overnight travel will be required, limited to 2 days per month. Clean driving record a must. Competitive wages plus benefits. Send resume to Classified Connection Box M-3593, 500 S. Market St., Canton, OH 44702...
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...
Tracking Code 1220-763 Job Description The Meter Reader is responsible for reading, checking, installing, and repairing water meters on designated routes. Accurately reads and records water meters for billing purposes - Checks meters and reports inoperable, damaged or missing meter boxes - Replaces inoperable meters - Reports and repairs leaks and vandalism of meters and meter boxes - Maintains r...
Introduction Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to 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 co...
Are you seeking an opportunity to gain knowledge and work in the energy and utility industry? Manpower is actively seeking candidates which have a strong interest in the utilities industry! This contract role will allow for exposure within one of the TOP utility employers in the Canton area. Are you interested?The ideal Meter Reader candidate will possess: Ability to meet the physical demands of...
SUMMARY: Responsible for performing activities related to reading residential and commercial meters and performing lead activities such as assigning work and coordinating meter reading activities with the Resolution Center and billing. Work is performed with limited supervision. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: - Knowledge of City geography; - Knowledge of meter reading principles and practice...
METER READER/ UTILITY SERVICE WORKER The Amherst County Service Authority is accepting applications for a Meter Reader/Utility Service Worker. An entry level position with good career potential. This position involves the regular and systematic reading of water meters, plus utility operation and maintenance responsibilities. A full time position, with periodic weekend and holiday work, as necessar...
Water Meter Reader / Cleaning / Maintenance: City of Linn Creek is seeking someone to work 10 to 40 hours a month reading water meters, flushing water lines, working water valves, cleaning City Hall, starting emergency generator, doing general maintenance at City Hall and the parks, and various other odd jobs. Pay is negotiable. Apply at Linn Creek City Hall, 102 E. Valley Drive, Linn Creek, MO. 5...
Meter Reader - San Antonio, TX Exciting Opportunity! CORIX Utilities provides end-to-end smart meter and measurement field services that help gas, water and electric IOUs, Co-ops and Municipalities efficiently achieve their individual goals.Our custom tailored approach allows us to deliver comprehensive, flexible and innovative solutions that solve the unique challenges of our clients. Corix ha...
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, ...
Xcel Energy Inc Fort Collins, CO
Description We are looking for a Meter Reader to join the Xcel Energy team in the Fort Collins or Greeley area in Colorado. This is a temporary position lasting approximately 6 months. Work hours are 7am-3:30pm. You will be responsible for reading Gas and Electric meters on a daily basis, entering meter readings into a hand held Data Cap for billing purposes, checking for & reporting on system pr...
Overview: 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, fi...
Overview: Meter Reader - Austin, TX Exciting Opportunity! CORIX Utilities provides end-to-end smart meter and measurement field services that help gas, water and electric IOUs, Co-ops and Municipalities efficiently achieve their individual goals. Our custom tailored approach allows us to deliver comprehensive, flexible and innovative solutions that solve the unique challenges of our clients. C...
Alliant Energy Corporation Burlington, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with cus...
Alliant Energy Corporation Perry, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with cus...
Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with customers. Verify customer meter numbers and names. Explain company policies and report complaints and q...
Alliant Energy Perry, IA, 50220
Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with customers. Verify customer meter numbers and names. Explain company policies and report complaints...
Alliant Energy Decorah, IA, 52101
Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with customers. Verify customer meter numbers and names. Explain company policies and report complaints...
Meter Reader needed for Decorah Iowa area. Contract position for 4 months Training on the job is provided Some knowledge of computers, GPS helpful Customer Service skills Company vehicle provided Must have valid driver's license Pay = $12.00/per hour Must be able to work in all weather conditions Must have clean driving record Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal backg...
City of San Diego, CA San Diego, CA, 92140
Supervising Meter Reader positions develop and conduct field training programs and safety meetings; resolve meter issues, complaints and investigations; direct public relations and customer contact situations; supervise, train and evaluate the work performance of subordinates; coordinate workload issues with other units/divisions; maintain records; prepare reports; assist the Route Manager; and pe...

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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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