Meat Wrapper Salary
Median pay for Meat Wrappers in the United States is around $10.70 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one in three. Work is enjoyable for Meat Wrappers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Meat Wrappers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals.
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|Hourly Rate||$8.36 - $17.02|
|Overtime||$8.63 - $27.42|
|Total Pay (||$17,468 - $37,041|
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.Read More...
Meat wrappers may also have inventory duties to determine availability, which items must be reordered, and which items are most successful. Knowledge of the different meat cuts is necessary, as meat wrappers may work with poultry, lamb, pork, veal, and beef. When meat is delivered to the store or department, they are often tasked with unloading it from a truck and monitoring the cooling equipment to ensure that the correct settings are used, and any machinery malfunctions should be reported to management immediately.
Meat wrappers must keep their work areas clean at all times and follow all sanitation standards and regulations. This job can be physically demanding, so it's important to be in good physical health, and they often work directly with customers, so communication and customer service skills are highly beneficial. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers also require experience while others offer on-the-job training.
Meat Wrapper Tasks
- 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.
- Stock and rotate products in all displays, and ensure that none are past the sell-by date.
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Meat Wrapper
Meat Wrappers flock to Shop 'n Save for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $22K lead the pack in compensation.
Pay by Experience Level for Meat Wrapper
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Meat Wrappers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $20K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $26K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Meat Wrappers see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Meat Wrappers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $31K.
Key Stats for Meat Wrapper
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