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Meat Cutter, Retail Salary

Male Retail Meat Cutters number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.10 per hour in the United States. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,966 - $53,107
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,890
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90%

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$8.74 - $18.96
(Median)
$8
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,966 - $53,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $3,046  
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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$18,817 - $42,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $18.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.80  
Overtime
$13.82 - $28.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $3,046  
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).
)
$18,817 - $42,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260

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Job Description for Meat Cutter, Retail

Meat cutters frequently work in grocery stores, supermarkets, and butcher shops. Positions can be either part-time or full-time, with varying and flexible work schedules. This line of work frequently requires occasional hours on weekends, evenings, and holidays. Meat cutters are knowledgeable about the various types of meat and seafood offered where they work, and can help customers choose the meat that fits their needs.

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Meat Cutter, Retail Tasks

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

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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Retail Meat Cutters. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $23K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $28K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $36K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 34%