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Meat Cutter Salary (United States)

A Meat Cutter earns an average wage of $13.44 per hour.
Meat Cutter Salary (?
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$24,212 - $56,899
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $33,844
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Meat Cutter Salary (?
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$9.14 - $19.34
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,212 - $56,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
Profit Sharing
$62.00 - $2,900  
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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$19,668 - $42,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $19.34  
   
Overtime
$13.05 - $30.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$62.00 - $2,900  
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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$19,668 - $42,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Meat Cutter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 59%
Chicago
up arrow 45%
Boston
up arrow 43%
Phoenix
up arrow 24%
Dallas
up arrow 17%
Cleveland
up arrow 11%
Atlanta
up arrow 10%
Houston
up arrow 8%
Knoxville
up arrow 3%
San Antonio
up arrow 3%
Fort Worth
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000
Pensacola
up arrow 4%
Charlotte
up arrow 12%
Asheville
up arrow 14%
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Meat Cutter Reviews

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 19%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 36%