Meat Clerk Salary

A Meat Clerk earns an average wage of $9.87 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$7.92 - $14.31
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MEDIAN: $9.87
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.92 - $14.31  
   
Overtime
$10.71 - $22.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$296.61  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
Total Pay (?
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$16,554 - $30,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 517

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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.

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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

Pay by Experience for a Meat Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Meat Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 410 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meat Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Meat Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 53 salaries. A Meat Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 19 salaries.

Key Stats for Meat Clerk

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Meat Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲40%

▲21%

National Average
$21,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 50%