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Meat Manager Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Meat Managers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.34 per hour nationwide. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career length and the particular employer. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Meat Managers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,283 - $68,808
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,033
10%
50%
90%

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$13.01 - $24.48
(Median)
$13
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,283 - $68,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,370  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $2,219  
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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$30,095 - $60,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $33.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,370  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $2,219  
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).
)
$30,095 - $60,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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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

  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Monitor supply levels, profits, losses, and cleanliness of departments.
  • Oversee the operations and performance of the supermarket and its staff.
  • Supervise employee training.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meat Manager


Employees of The Kroger Company can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $40K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $27K to $65K.


Professional skills reported by Meat Managers are few in number. Those who have experience with Order Inventory, Customer Service, and Meat Cutter can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Meat Cutter.

Pay by Experience Level for Meat Manager

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


For Meat Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. Meat Managers bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Meat Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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 39 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%