The average rate for an Entry-Level Meat Cutter is $11.97 per hour.

$19,557 - $48,322
(Median)
$20K
$27K
$48K
MEDIAN: $27,240
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90%

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$8.92 - $16.00
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,557 - $48,322  
   
Bonus
$197.97 - $5,160  
Profit Sharing
$271.81 - $2,980  
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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$18,776 - $35,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $16.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.44 - $24.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$197.97 - $5,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$271.81 - $2,980  
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).
)
$18,776 - $35,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 630
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Meat Cutter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Meat Cutter in New Orleans:
"It's not for everyone."
It's a fast paced job. You will stand up all day, lift 100 lb boxes through slippery coolers and freezers, unload pallets, clean clingy fat and rotten meat off of surfaces you'll have no idea how it managed to get to. Customers will blame you for things out of your own jurisdiction, management will blame you for what the customers do. You'll work harder, faster, and longer than most people for a fraction of a livable wage because somewhere down the line we decided that some jobs are of lesser stature than others. But if you're like me, you'll love every minute of it.

Meat Cutter in Windham:
"Hard work."
Give all you can to this trade and make a name for yourself within a company. You'll do fine.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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