Slaughterer or Meat Packer Salary

A Slaughterer or Meat Packer earns an average wage of $12.93 per hour.

$8.73 - $14.61
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MEDIAN: $11.55
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $14.61  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Total Pay (?
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$18,594 - $37,355  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Slaughterer or Meat Packer

The main function of a slaughterer is to prepare choice and premium meat by cutting, chopping, and slicing to prepare for purchase and consumption. They are also responsible for wrapping meat after it has been chopped and even rolling it into sausage links and other products. Specifically, slaughterers prepare animal meat by washing, shaving, and removing all feathers, removing the skin, and cutting open and removing what will not be used.

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Slaughterer or Meat Packer Tasks

  • Remove bones, prepare meat, and perform specialized slaughtering tasks.
  • Eviscerate and trim carcasses of slaughtered animals.
  • Tend assembly lines and perform cuts needed to process carcasses.
  • Cut standard or premium cuts of meat according to customer specifications and wrap them.

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Key Stats for Slaughterer or Meat Packer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
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Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%
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