Meat Cutter, Retail Salary

Men make up the majority of Retail Meat Cutters in the United States, bringing in about $14.33 per hour. The specific employer and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Retail Meat Cutters are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by nearly one-half. 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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$8.87 - $20.81
$8
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.33
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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$18,647 - $45,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.87 - $20.81  
   
Overtime
$13.15 - $32.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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$18,647 - $45,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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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

Pay by Experience for a Meat Cutter, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level Meat Cutter, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meat Cutter, Retail with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Meat Cutter, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 28 salaries. A Meat Cutter, Retail with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 47 salaries.

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
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 34%
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