Meat Manager Salary

Male Meat Managers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.18 per hour in the United States. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career length and the particular employer. Job satisfaction for Meat Managers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,861 - $68,762
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,903
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50%
90%

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$12.95 - $24.61
(Median)
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,861 - $68,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,711  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $2,200  
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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$30,132 - $61,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $24.61  
   
Overtime
$18.03 - $34.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,711  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $2,200  
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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$30,132 - $61,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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


Bringing up the rear, The Kroger Company's median pay of $41K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $66K.


Survey takers who work as Meat Managers usually report a few specific 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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $35K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $39K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Meat Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Meat Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Meat Manager Salaries

Order Inventory
0%

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Meat Cutter
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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