Meter readers, utilities

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Total Workforce

24.2k

Average Age

41.7

Estimated Job Growth

-4.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$37,714

Average Male Salary

$38,839

Average Female Salary

$32,712

About

Meter readers, utilities are most often employed by the Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems industry. The average yearly wage for Meter readers, utilities was $37,714 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Meter readers, utilities by wage are Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, and Shoe & leather workers.

Meter readers, utilities are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Meter readers, utilities are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Meter readers, utilities are .

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 Center TownshipIndianapolis City (Central) PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,714

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,282

In 2017, Meter readers, utilities earned an average of $37,714, $14,351 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers make somewhat more than Meter readers, utilities while Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders 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

0.29

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Meter readers, utilities had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.29, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Meter readers, utilities, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Executive offices & legislative bodies, and Natural gas distribution.

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Industries by Share

24.2k

2017 Workforce

± 3,816

-115%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 24.5%

The number of people employed as Meter readers, utilities has been declining at a rate of -115%, from 27,292 people in 2016 to 24,164 people in 2017.

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  32.5%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 29.7% and Electric & gas, and other combinations with 9.86%.

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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 41.2 and of female Meter readers, utilities is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Meter readers, utilities is White.

Gender Composition

19.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,448

4.44k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,636

81.6% of Meter readers, utilities are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Meter readers, utilities.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Meter readers, utilities

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

67.7% of Meter readers, utilities are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.1% of Meter readers, utilities, Black 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 Gender

41.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.35

43.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.46

The median age of Meter readers, utilities is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 2.26 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 false but a relatively high number of Meter readers, utilities hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON 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 Speaking, Active Listening, 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 Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Meter readers, utilities from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Meter readers, utilities are expected to see a growth of -4.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-4.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Meter readers, utilities. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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