Meat Manager Salary

Men account for the majority of Meat Managers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.34 per hour. In the world of Meat Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $31K and $62K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $4K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Meat Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,427 - $69,407
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,639
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50%
90%

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$13.69 - $24.54
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,427 - $69,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,090  
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $3,945  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$30,682 - $62,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $24.54  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $35.19  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,090  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $3,945  
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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$30,682 - $62,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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Job Description for Meat Manager

Meat managers are responsible for overseeing all aspects of a store's meat intake and output. Specifically, they are in charge of managing inventory, upholding quality assurance, and supervising staff. They must understand cost effectiveness related to their product and be able to implement departmental strategies for employees. In addition, meat managers oversee the work of employees such as butchers, counter help, and store assistants. They must ensure safety and sanitary procedures are followed at all times, and they often serve as part of the hiring and training process for their department. Additionally, meat managers may work directly with customers. These professionals serve as part of the management team, and they generally report to the store manager or district manager.

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Meat Manager Tasks

  • Train new produce department team members.
  • Create and merchandise produce displays, making sure only high-quality produce is presented.
  • Maintain produce department inventory, negotiating prices with vendors and restocking supplies as needed.
  • Lift and move heavy boxes of produce.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meat Manager


For Meat Managers, below-average salaries can be found at The Kroger Company; in fact, average earnings are around $43K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($29K versus $65K) is great.


Meat Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Order Inventory, Customer Service, and Meat Cutter can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Meat Cutter and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Meat Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. For Meat Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $48K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Meat Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Meat Manager Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Meat Cutter
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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