Dial Marker

Draw scale markings by hand on dials of electric meters.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dial Markers do?

Draws scale markings by hand on dials of electric meters: Measures and marks specified number of equal distances between calibrations, designated by pinpoints, on dial with dividers or by judging distances. Draws scale according to markings with special pens and black or white ink to contrast with dial. Stamps outline of numbers on scale, using rubber stamp, and fills in outlines with ink. Marks danger points on scale in red ink.

Should I be a Dial Marker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Film Masker, Marker, Shipments, Neon Sign Maker, Target-Face Maker

    How to become a Dial Marker

    Most Dial Markers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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