Meter Technician

What Does A Meter Technician Do?

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.

How Do I Become A Meter Technician?

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.

What is the Average Salary For A Meter Technician?

High – 84,000
Median – 55,000
Low – 30,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Meter Technician?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Meter Technician?

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

What Is The Future Outlook For A Meter Technician?

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


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Meter Technician?