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

$19,967 - $53,058
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$20K
$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,093
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$9.86 - $20.10
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,967 - $53,058  
   
Bonus
$194.42 - $5,062  
Profit Sharing
$273.69 - $2,987  
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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$20,732 - $43,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $20.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02  
Overtime
$13.89 - $31.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$194.42 - $5,062  
   
Profit Sharing
$273.69 - $2,987  
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).
)
$20,732 - $43,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,359
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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.

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Experience Affects Meat Cutter Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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