$35,689
Avg. Salary
$14.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$979

Bonus

$850

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Meat Cutter is $14.51 per hour.

The average pay for a Meat Cutter is $35,689 per year.

10%
$10.03
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$14.51
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$20.23
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MEDIAN $14.51
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$20k
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$36k
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$54k
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MEDIAN $35,689
$20,403 - $53,726
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MEDIAN: $35,689
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$0$53K
Salary $20,403 - $53,726
Bonus $92.74 - $4,077
Profit Sharing $196 - $3,030
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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$21,136 - $43,915
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.03 - $20.23
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $14.41 - $31.27
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $92.74 - $4,077
Profit Sharing $196 - $3,030
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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$21,136 - $43,915
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,276

Job Description

A meat cutter is typically employed in high-volume restaurants, supermarkets, butchery shops, and meat purveyors. They work with a variety of unprocessed meat products to separate the carcasses and produce usable varieties and cuts of meat. These cuts are then used by restaurants for food preparation, sold by supermarkets or butchers to consumers, or shipped in bulk from purveyors to these facilities.

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Meat Cutter 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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$49K

$31,400

Sam's Club
52 profiles
$26,139

$31,659

Food Lion
40 profiles
$29,353

Safeway, Inc.
39 profiles
$32,658

$29,916

$34,274

$29,365

$34,016

$26,701

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Meat Cutter has a positive trend. An entry-level Meat Cutter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 632 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Meat Cutter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 337 salaries. An experienced Meat Cutter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 344 salaries. A Meat Cutter 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 296 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-26%

National Average: $30,909

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Meat Cutters that is 53 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Meat Cutters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+24 percent), Orlando (+22 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Raleigh (+10 percent). Meat Cutters in Myrtle Beach earn salaries far below the national average by 32 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (26 percent lower) and Asheville (19 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Meat Cutter?

Meat Cutter in Sturgis:
Pros: I enjoy the work and people.
Cons: Pay.

Meat Cutter in Greensburg:
"Fast paced."
Pros: The friendly people, fast work pace.
Cons: Too much work some days. Short staffed every day.

Meat Cutter in San Antonio:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: I like the personality of the employees the most about the job.
Cons: The manager and how he treats the employees.

Meat Cutter in Windham:
"Hard work."
Give all you can to this trade and make a name for yourself within a company. You'll do fine.

Meat Cutter in Redwood City:
"Outrages goals set by corporate and management."
Pros: The interactions with customers.
Cons: The lack of help that is provided. They tend to put a lot of unnecessary stress on one or two individuals rather than provide the help needed.

Meat Cutter in Eugene:
"Lots of work with inconsistent shifts."
Pros: Always something to do, co workers are good.
Cons: They don't appreciate workers like they used to. Expect more for less.

Meat Cutter in Venice:
"Stalled."
Pros: I have not seen any true benefits yet, even as a full-time employee my hours are being cut.
Cons: Low pay for experience and work performed. Little room for advancement. All merchandising desks ions are top-down with no regard for location specific demographics. I do not see this entity becoming a valid competitor in my region.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 401 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲21%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 401 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 36%