Career Details

Meter Technician (Utility Company)

Career Overview

A meter technician sets up new power meters homes and business and drives around to read utility meters. In addition they may have to knock on doors to collect on delinquent accounts.


A high school diploma is necessary to obtain this position. Completing a two-year college program in an electronics-related area may make an applicant more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$30,000 /yr
$55,000 /yr
$84,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Electronics
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Meter technicians work for power companies. Be ready to spend most of your day working outside!


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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