Slaughterer or Meat Packer Salary

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

$8.73 - $15.32
$8
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.57
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.73 - $15.32
Overtime $20.75
Annual Data $0$41K
Total Pay (?
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$18,017 - $41,738
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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

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

Slaughterer or Meat Packer Job Listings

Key Stats for Slaughterer or Meat Packer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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