Meat Wrapper Salary

Median pay for Meat Wrappers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.03 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.72 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.38. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Meat Wrappers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Slightly less than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, close to one-half report medical coverage and nearly two in five claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.72 - $14.38

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $14.38  
   
Overtime
$9.85 - $22.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
   
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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$16,077 - $30,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $19K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $25K. Meat Wrappers bring in $24K after working for 10 to 20 years. Meat Wrappers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $26K.

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Experience Affects Meat Wrapper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 47%
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