Meat Cutter Salary

A Meat Cutter earns an average wage of $13.92 per hour.

$21,674 - $55,262
(Median)
$22K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,890
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$9.48 - $19.64
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,674 - $55,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
Profit Sharing
$79.46 - $2,959  
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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$20,195 - $42,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $19.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$12.97 - $30.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
Profit Sharing
$79.46 - $2,959  
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).
)
$20,195 - $42,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,578
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Job Description for Meat Cutter

A meat cutter is typically employed in high-volume restaurants, supermarkets, butchery shops, and meat purveyors. They work with a variety of unprocessed meat products to separate the carcasses and produce usable varieties and cuts of meat. These cuts are then used by restaurants for food preparation, sold by supermarkets or butchers to consumers, or shipped in bulk from purveyors to these facilities.

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Meat Cutter 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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Meat Cutter Reviews

What is it like working as a Meat Cutter?

Meat Cutter in Winston-Salem:
"Like most jobs things become routine."
Pros: Being able to help customers with their questions and food choices and being able to interact with them and sharing experiences.
Cons: Dont feel im being compensated appropriately.

What is it like working as a Meat Cutter at Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.?

Meat Cutter in Venice:
"Stalled."
Pros: I have not seen any true benefits yet, even as a full-time employee my hours are being cut.
Cons: Low pay for experience and work performed. Little room for advancement. All merchandising desks ions are top-down with no regard for location specific demographics. I do not see this entity becoming a valid competitor in my region.

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Experience Affects Meat Cutter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%



National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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