The average hourly pay for a Slaughterer or Meat Packer is $12.03.
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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. Slaughterers and meat-packers must be able to handle a …Read more
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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Pay by Experience Level for Slaughterer or Meat Packer
An entry-level Slaughterer or Meat Packer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.48 based on 11 salaries. An early career Slaughterer or Meat Packer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.75 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Slaughterer or Meat Packer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.80 based on 6 salaries.
Years of Experience
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