A Meat Cutter earns an average wage of $13.23 per hour.
Meat Cutter Total Pay (?
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$24,167 - $56,724
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35K
49K
57K
MEDIAN: $35,158
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Meat Cutter Total Pay (?
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$9.13 - $19.45
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,167 - $56,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
Profit Sharing
$77.57 - $9,274  
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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$19,618 - $43,655  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 869
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $19.45  
   
Overtime
$12.81 - $31.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$77.57 - $9,274  
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).
)
$19,618 - $43,655  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 869
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Meat Cutter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Seattle
up arrow 60%
Dallas
up arrow 14%
Houston
up arrow 7%
Knoxville
up arrow 5%
Austin
up arrow 4%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000
Fort Worth
up arrow 2%
Pensacola
up arrow 5%
Tampa
up arrow 13%
Asheville
up arrow 18%
Charlotte
up arrow 19%
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Experience Affects Meat Cutter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$29,000
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 35%
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