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Meat Cutter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$21,000
$16,000
$21,000
$28,000
Meat cutters in the United States make an average salary of $21,974 per year or $10.56 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $16,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $28,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Virginia provide the highest meat cutter salaries.
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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 Location

While a meat cutter can average a salary of $21,974 per year, or $10.56 per hour, there are many opportunities for meat cutters to make more. For example, in Alexandria, VA you might make $27,150 per year. Other high-paying locations include Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Alexandria, VA where the average starting salary is $17,000. The highest paying states for meat cutters include Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Colorado, Utah, and Texas offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA
$27,150
$27k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$25,794
$26k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$25,219
$25k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$24,820
$25k
Richmond, IN
Richmond, IN
$24,640
$25k
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
$24,551
$25k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$24,543
$25k
Paramus, NJ
Paramus, NJ
$24,383
$24k
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
$23,637
$24k
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
$23,459
$23k

High Paying Meat Cutter Jobs

Average Meat Cutter Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like H-E-B and DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY as they offer the highest salaries for meat cutters.

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Meat Cutter Salary History

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    Average Meat Cutter Pay By Industry

    The salary for a meat cutter can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for meat cutters tend to be found in retail, manufacturing, and hospitality companies. In fact, meat cutters can make a yearly salary of $22,158 while working for retail companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $22,158
    $22k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $21,683
    $22k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $21,157
    $21k
    Finance
    Finance
    $20,562
    $21k

    Meat Cutter Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a meat cutter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Meat Cutter Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    Meat Cutter
    Novi, MI
    Novi, MI
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $32,349
    $32,349
    10/30/2020
    Meat Cutter/Butcher
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    Corte Madera, CA
    Corte Madera, CA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $35,479
    $35,479
    10/22/2020
    Busch's, Inc.
    Busch's, Inc.
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    Meat Cutter(Swing
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    Detroit, MI
    Detroit, MI
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    10/21/2020
    Busch's
    Busch's
    Meat Cutter
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    South Lyon, MI
    South Lyon, MI
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $36,523
    $36,523
    10/21/2020
    Southside Market & Barbeque
    Southside Market & Barbeque
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    10/20/2020
    Chaons Wildgame Processing
    Chaons Wildgame Processing
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Great Falls, MT
    Great Falls, MT
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    10/09/2020
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Novi, MI
    Novi, MI
    09/30/2020
    09/30/2020
    $32,349
    $32,349
    09/30/2020
    Meat Cutter/Butcher
    Meat Cutter/Butcher
    Paramus, NJ
    Paramus, NJ
    09/27/2020
    09/27/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    09/27/2020
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Lakeland, FL
    Lakeland, FL
    09/26/2020
    09/26/2020
    $25,461
    $25,461
    09/26/2020
    Busch's
    Busch's
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Meat Cutter
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Rochester Hills, MI
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $32,349
    $32,349
    09/23/2020