Meat Cutter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$21,000
$16,000
Min 10%
$21,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
H-E-B
Highest Paying City
Alexandria, VA
Highest Paying State
Maine
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a meat cutter make?
As a Meat Cutter in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $21,974 per year or $10.56 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $28,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $16,000 per year. Retail companies and Hospitality companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Virginia have the highest paying Meat Cutter jobs. The typical tenure for a Meat Cutter is 3.5 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Cutter
$25,980
Butcher
$31,992

Average Meat Cutter Salary By Location

Meat Cutters in the United States of America make on average $21,974 a year or $10.56 per hour. Working in Alexandria, VA as a Meat Cutter will pay you the highest wages at around $27,150 per year. The Alexandria, VA average entry-level salary for Meat Cutters is $17,000. Some of the states with the best Meat Cutter salaries are Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Colorado, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, and New Mexico have the lowest reported salaries for Meat Cutters.

Map of Meat Cutter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Meat Cutters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Meat Cutter Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Meat Cutter makes. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Meat Cutters are Retail companies and Hospitality companies. Meat Cutters at H-E-B and DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY report the highest salaries. Companies like Harris Teeter and Whole Foods Market also pay high salaries to their Meat Cutters.

Average Meat Cutter Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Meat Cutter works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Retail companies, Finance companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Meat Cutters. Retail companies pay their Meat Cutters the highest wages, averaging $22,130 per year. Finance companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $21,761 and $20,892, respectively. The average salary for Meat Cutters in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $20,513.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$22,130
$22k
Finance
Finance
$21,761
$22k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$20,892
$21k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$20,513
$21k

Meat Cutter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Meat Cutter Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Meat Cutter can range from $17,201 to $26,551 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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