Meter Readers, Utilities

1.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
85%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-10.9%
by 2031
WAGES
$45,720
or $21.98 hourly
VOLUME
24,000
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 85% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Meter Readers, Utilities' job openings is expected to decline by -10.9% by 2031
'Meter Readers, Utilities' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Meter Readers, Utilities' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Meter Readers, Utilities' was $45,720, or $21.98 hourly
'Meter Readers, Utilities' are paid 0.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as meter readers, utilities?

As of 2021 there were 24,000 people employed as Meter Readers, Utilities within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Meter Readers, Utilities.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 43-5041.00

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Comments

Steve Lance (Highly likely) says
AMR and AMI is already up and running in a lot of utility agencies.
Mar 30, 2020 at 08:49 PM

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