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Meat Cutter, Retail Salary

A sizeable majority of Retail Meat Cutters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.00 per hour. Most Retail Meat Cutters report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$18,548 - $60,114
(Median)
$19K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $36,258
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$8.70 - $19.21
(Median)
$8
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$18,548 - $60,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,197  
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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$18,687 - $42,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $19.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.80  
Overtime
$13.71 - $29.19  
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 - $1,197  
   
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).
)
$18,687 - $42,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 243

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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.


Retail Meat Cutters with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $24K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $36K on average.

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Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 36%
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