A Meat Clerk earns an average wage of $9.79 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$7.86 - $14.22
MEDIAN: $9.00

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$7.86 - $14.22  
$10.17 - $22.67  
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$16,441 - $30,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 502

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Job Description for Meat Clerk

Meat clerks are responsible for a variety of tasks pertaining to the sale of meat, either at a butcher or a meat section of a grocery store. These tasks include providing quality customer service, weighing and wrapping customers' orders, cutting meat to customers' exact specifications, and maintaining a high product knowledge to most effectively facilitate customer orders and respond to queries. Aside from serving customers directly, meat clerks also have responsibilities behind the scenes, including: placing and receiving orders of a necessary quantity; unloading and transporting deliveries of fresh meat and poultry; pricing and displaying items; examining and rotating stock to prevent products from perishing; maintaining and displaying a knowledge of food safety procedures; and maintaining total sanitation of both the store and its meat products. In some cases, however, the meat clerk will have to do little but serve customers and maintain cleanliness, with larger tasks such as ordering being left to managers and supervisors.


Meat Clerk Tasks

  • Cut, grind, weigh, price, wrap, and package meat for customers.
  • Drive, load, and unload pallet jacks or other equipment in the storage area, refrigerated area, and loading areas.
  • Stock and rotate products in all displays, and ensure that none are past the sell-by date.
  • Answer questions about products, the source of products, cooking, and preparation of meat, and general store information.
  • Meet or exceed company guidelines about hygiene, presentation and customer service at meat case and workstations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Meat Clerk

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Experience Affects Meat Clerk Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 48%