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. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Hourly Rate||$8.36 - $17.02|
|Overtime||$8.63 - $27.42|
|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).)
|$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
- 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.
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
Pay by Experience for a Meat Wrapper has a positive trend. An entry-level Meat Wrapper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meat Wrapper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Meat Wrapper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 34 salaries. A Meat Wrapper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 26 salaries.
Key Stats for Meat Wrapper
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