Meat Cutter, Retail Salary

A Meat Cutter, Retail earns an average wage of $13.10 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$18,383 - $60,680
(Median)
$18K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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$8.88 - $19.04
(Median)
$8
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$18,383 - $60,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$19,087 - $42,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $19.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.80  
Overtime
$13.88 - $27.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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).
)
$19,087 - $42,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 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
20%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 35%
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