Meat Wrapper Salary
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. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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
- 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.
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