Male Retail Meat Cutters number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.35 per hour in the United States. The company and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Close to a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,000 - $44,200
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
50%

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$8.71 - $20.85
$8
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.35
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$35,000  
   
Bonus
$1,548  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,253 - $45,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $20.85  
   
Overtime
$13.19 - $33.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,548  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,253 - $45,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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Job Description for Meat Cutter, Retail

Meat cutters in retail are tasked with breaking down large meat carcasses of beef, pork, poultry, and fish to create ready-to-use cuts of meat for purchase. As retail workers, they are employed primarily in supermarkets and dedicated butcher shops which have retail sales fronts. They typically maintain stock of popular meat cuts for purchase in cooled displays while also executing made-to-order cuts for customers, such as using slicers or grinding beef or turkey.

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Meat Cutter, Retail Tasks

  • Clean the meat up by cutting the fat and unwanted parts.
  • Keep an clean work area.
  • Prepare meat for weighing and packaging.
  • Cut and process a variety of meat products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Meat Cutter, Retail

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $24K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. Retail Meat Cutters bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $37K.

Key Stats for Meat Cutter, Retail

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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