Meter Readers, Utilities (43-5041)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5255 5.82 24
United States 34,80033,200 -4.41,100 1,4002,350

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.8711.2514.01 18.8625.6732.72
Alaska 27.0215.7117.86 25.7335.6541.41

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
490 0.057.1 46.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation19
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 38
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training