The average Meat Wrapper in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.62 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While some workers in this profession — about one-half — do not have any health coverage, around half do receive medical benefits and about a third have dental insurance. For the most part, Meat Wrappers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$8.34 - $16.21

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Hourly Rate
$8.34 - $16.21  
$8.33 - $28.03  
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$17,422 - $35,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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.


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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Meat Wrapper

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, The Kroger Company offers the most; Meat Wrappers earn $26K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Meat Wrapper

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

For Meat Wrappers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $20K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $24K. Meat Wrappers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $27K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $30K.

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Experience Affects Meat Wrapper Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


60 %
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 51%