Meat Wrapper Salary
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. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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
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.