Meter readers, utilities

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
23.1k
Average Age
41.3
Estimated Job Growth
−11.3%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$43,134
Average Male Salary
$43,917
Average Female Salary
$38,308

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Meter readers, utilities and on wages and locations for those in the field. Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems is the industry that employs the most Meter readers, utilities, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Meter readers, utilities, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Meter readers, utilities are paid most in Cass, Morgan, Scott, Greene, Macoupin, Jersey & Calhoun Counties PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Navajo Nation PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,134
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,972

In 2020, Meter readers, utilities earned an average of $43,134, $12,820 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks make somewhat more than Meter readers, utilities while Miscellaneous law enforcement workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Meter readers, utilities as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.322
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Meter readers, utilities had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.322, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Meter readers, utilities (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Meter readers, utilities.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Meter readers, utilities, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Natural gas distribution, and Electric & gas, and other combinations.

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Industries by Share

23.1k
2020 Workforce
± 3,728
−5.51%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 23.9%

The number of people employed as Meter readers, utilities has been declining at a rate of −5.51%, from 24,409 people in 2019 to 23,064 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Meter readers, utilities employed by various industries. Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems employs the largest share of Meter readers, utilities at  28.7%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 28.3% and Natural gas distribution with 12.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Meter readers, utilities in the US. The average age of male Meter readers, utilities in the workforce is 40.7 and of female Meter readers, utilities is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Meter readers, utilities is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

19.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,458
3.22k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,393

86% of Meter readers, utilities are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Meter readers, utilities.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Meter readers, utilities
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

64.5% of Meter readers, utilities are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.3% of Meter readers, utilities, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Meter readers, utilities.

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Age by Sex

40.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.44
44.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.25

The median age of Meter readers, utilities is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 4.21 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Meter readers, utilities from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Meter readers, utilities is Business but a relatively high number of Meter readers, utilities hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Meter readers, utilities from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meter readers, utilities need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Meter readers, utilities need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, and Programming.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Meter Readers, Utilities from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Meter Readers, Utilities are expected to see a growth of −11.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−11.3%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Meter Readers, Utilities. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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