Meat Wrapper Salary

For Meat Wrappers, hourly average wages total $10.12 per hour. Compensation ranges between $7.83 per hour and $14.62. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up a slight majority of Meat Wrappers (57 percent) survey respondents. Some workers in this field — slightly less than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by about one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly two in five. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$7.83 - $14.62
(Median)
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.83 - $14.62  
   
Overtime
$10.05 - $22.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
   
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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$16,326 - $31,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Job Description for Meat Wrapper

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Meat Wrapper

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $19K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. Meat Wrappers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $24K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $27K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Meat Wrapper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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