Meat Cutter Salary

A Meat Cutter earns an average wage of $14.31 per hour.

$19,905 - $52,566
$20K
$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $34,904
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50%
90%

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$9.86 - $20.23
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,905 - $52,566  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $5,271  
Profit Sharing
$268.19 - $3,007  
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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$20,760 - $44,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $20.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$13.88 - $31.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$98.63 - $5,271  
   
Profit Sharing
$268.19 - $3,007  
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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$20,760 - $44,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,327

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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

  • Clean the meat up by cutting the fat and unwanted parts.
  • Keep an clean work area.
  • Prepare meat for weighing and packaging.
  • Cut and process a variety of meat products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Meat Cutter

Pay by Experience for a Meat Cutter has a positive trend. An entry-level Meat Cutter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 632 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meat Cutter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 337 salaries. An experienced Meat Cutter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 344 salaries. A Meat Cutter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 296 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,649

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Meat Cutter Reviews

Q: 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.

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.

Key Stats for Meat Cutter

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Meat Cutter Salaries

▲22%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$31,000

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 36%