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Meat Cutter, Retail Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Retail Meat Cutters earn an average of $12.98 per hour. Most Retail Meat Cutters report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$19,404 - $60,680
(Median)
19K
33K
50K
61K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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$8.67 - $19.19
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,404 - $60,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$18,656 - $43,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $19.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.80  
Overtime
$13.33 - $29.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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).
)
$18,656 - $43,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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 $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Retail Meat Cutters make a median salary of $33K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $36K on average.

Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 33%