Meat Cutter, Retail Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Retail Meat Cutters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $12.90 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $8.76 per hour to $19.21. Some workers in this field—about a third—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Meat Cutter, Retail Salary (?
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$19,003 - $58,213
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MEDIAN: $35,749
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Meat Cutter, Retail Salary (?
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$8.76 - $19.21
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,003 - $58,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $3,078  
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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$18,731 - $42,630  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $19.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.80  
Overtime
$13.10 - $30.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $3,078  
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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$18,731 - $42,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 411
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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.
Retail Meat Cutters with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start, salaries are typically $23K, which grows to $29K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $33K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Retail Meat Cutters encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $36K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in five. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 33%
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