Meter Readers, Utilities
Income Percentile Results
See Similar Occupations
- All Occupations
- Cargo and Freight Agents
- Couriers and Messengers
- Meter Readers, Utilities
- Postal Service Clerks
- Postal Service Mail Carriers
- Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
Income Percentile Stats
- To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $122,479 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
- To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $81,704 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
Income of Meter Readers, Utilities by Highest Education LevelTotal Income of $55,000 ranks for education levels. There is not a lot of data for people with Masters Degrees, Professional Degrees, or Doctoral Degrees, so this data may be misleading.:
- Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 100th and 100th percentiles.
- Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the NANth and NANth percentiles.
- Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 94th and 94th percentiles.
- Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 66.6th and 80.7th percentiles.
- Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 79.2th and 88.4th percentiles.
Income Percentile Distribution by Education LevelHighest Level of Education for Meter Readers, Utilities:
- Other (N/A or Less than HS): 3.2%
- HS Diploma / GED: 47.7%
- Associates Degree and Some College: 40.7%
- Bachelors Degree: 7.6%
- Masters Degree: 0.7%
- Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 0%
- Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 0.1%
Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors
- For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 67.4th and 77.2th percentiles.
- For Communications undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 87.8th and 91.1th percentiles.
- For History undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 100th and 100th percentiles.
- For Biology and Life Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 92.4th and 92.4th percentiles.
- For Psychology undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 76.6th and 85.5th percentiles.
- For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 79.7th and 90.7th percentiles.
- For Physical Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 75th and 86.3th percentiles.
- For Engineering undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 0th and 0th percentiles.
- For Computer and Information Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 38.2th and 85.5th percentiles.
- For Medical and Health Sciences and Services undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 65.7th and 100th percentiles.
Treemap of Undergraduate Majors
Methodology and Assumptions
This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 26,201 Meter Readers, Utilities. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 5530 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).Exclusions and Filters Applied:
- Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
- High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
- Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can. The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
- All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
- There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
- Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
- Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
- Doctoral Degree: PHd