Meat Cutter Salary

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

$20,124 - $53,907
$20K
$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $34,655
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$9.95 - $20.32
$10
$14
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$0$53K
Salary $20,124 - $53,907
Bonus $147.95 - $5,271
Profit Sharing $200.00 - $3,034
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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$20,971 - $44,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $9.95 - $20.32
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $14.54 - $31.68
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $147.95 - $5,271
Profit Sharing $200.00 - $3,034
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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$20,971 - $44,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,326

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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: $30,779

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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 Minocqua:
"Fun."
Pros: Family environment and learning new things.
Cons: Low pay lack of communication.

Meat Cutter in Beloit:
"It's fun but repetitive."
Pros: The work.
Cons: Boss , other manager are lazy and do nothing . When things are the bosses fault or other managers I still get blamed . Super high stress.

Meat Cutter in Sturgis:
Pros: I enjoy the work and people.
Cons: Pay.

Meat Cutter in Greensburg:
"Fast paced."
Pros: The friendly people, fast work pace.
Cons: Too much work some days. Short staffed every day.

Meat Cutter in San Antonio:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: I like the personality of the employees the most about the job.
Cons: The manager and how he treats the employees.

Meat Cutter in Eugene:
"Lots of work with inconsistent shifts."
Pros: Always something to do, co workers are good.
Cons: They don't appreciate workers like they used to. Expect more for less.

Key Stats for Meat Cutter

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Meat Cutter Salaries

▲21%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$31,000

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 35%
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