The average Meat Wrapper in the United States earns approximately $10.58 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a little more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, a little less than half have medical insurance and roughly a third receive dental plans. Female Meat Wrappers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women.

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MEDIAN: $10.58
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Hourly Rate
$8.34 - $16.77  
   
Overtime
$8.63 - $27.42  
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Total Pay (?
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$17,429 - $36,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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Job Description for Meat Wrapper

Meat wrappers work primarily in delis and use grinders, saws, and other machines to cut, process, and wrap meats manually or in an automated fashion. Meats must then be stocked and placed in the appropriate coolers or freezers and weighed for pricing, and the meat stock must be rotated appropriately.

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Meat Wrapper Tasks

  • Answer questions about products, the source of products, cooking, and preparation of meat, and general store information.
  • Meet or exceed company guidelines about hygiene, presentation and customer service at meat case and workstations.
  • Stock and rotate products in all displays, and ensure that none are past the sell-by date.
  • Cut, grind, weigh, price, wrap, and package meat for customers.
  • Drive, load, and unload pallet jacks or other equipment in the storage area, refrigerated area, and loading areas.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meat Wrapper


Shop 'n Save offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $22K.

Pay by Experience Level for Meat Wrapper

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Meat Wrappers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $20K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $26K. Meat Wrappers see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $31K on average.

Key Stats for Meat Wrapper

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Meat Wrapper Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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