Meat Cutter, Retail Salary

Men account for the majority of Retail Meat Cutters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.43 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Though the majority of Retail Meat Cutters do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,417 - $43,574
$38K
MEDIAN: $37,500
50%

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$9.35 - $21.40
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.65
10%
50%
90%

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$0$47K
Salary $37,500
Bonus $1,600
Profit Sharing $1,505
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).
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$20,007 - $47,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $9.35 - $21.40
Overtime $13.40 - $33.68
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $1,600
Profit Sharing $1,505
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).
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$20,007 - $47,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

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Job Description for Meat Cutter, Retail

Meat cutters in retail are tasked with breaking down large meat carcasses of beef, pork, poultry, and fish to create ready-to-use cuts of meat for purchase. As retail workers, they are employed primarily in supermarkets and dedicated butcher shops which have retail sales fronts. They typically maintain stock of popular meat cuts for purchase in cooled displays while also executing made-to-order cuts for customers, such as using slicers or grinding beef or turkey.

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Meat Cutter, Retail Tasks

  • Clean the meat up by cutting the fat and unwanted parts.
  • Keep an clean work area.
  • Prepare meat for weighing and packaging.
  • Cut and process a variety of meat products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Meat Cutter, Retail

Pay by Experience for a Meat Cutter, Retail has a positive trend. An entry-level Meat Cutter, Retail with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meat Cutter, Retail with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Meat Cutter, Retail which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 28 salaries. A Meat Cutter, Retail with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 47 salaries.

Key Stats for Meat Cutter, Retail

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Meat Cutter, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%
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