Meter Readers, Utilities

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Customer Field Representative, Field Technician, Fieldman, Meter Reader, Meter Reader Inspector, Meter Reading Clerk, Meter Technician, Utility Service Worker, Water Inspector, Water Meter Reader, Water Use Inspector

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Meter Readers, Utilities in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Meter Readers, Utilities is projected to Decline 8 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -8.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #64 in job growth rate
  • 70

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #32 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4%)
  • Associate's degree (7.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (33.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (51.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Verify accuracy of data.
  • Record service or repair activities.
  • Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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