Meat Cutter, Retail Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Retail Meat Cutters earn an average of $14.47 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although more than half have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,000 - $44,200
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
50%

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$8.76 - $20.94
$8
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.47
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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$18,361 - $45,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $20.94  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $32.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$18,361 - $45,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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.


Retail Meat Cutters generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $24K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. On average, Retail Meat Cutters make $32K following one to two decades on the job. 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 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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