Average Meat Department Associate Salary
$28,000 yearly
$13.60 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$12,000
10 %
$28,000
Median
$64,000
90 %
What Is The Average Meat Department Associate Salary?
The average meat department associate salary is $28,280 per year, or $13.6 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $12,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $64,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York provide the highest meat department associate salaries.

Average Meat Department Associate Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where meat department associates earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Meat Department Associate average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$29,512
$14.19
Alaska
$24,762
$11.90
Arizona
$34,989
$16.82
Arkansas
$22,608
$10.87
California
$33,571
$16.14
Colorado
$27,538
$13.24
Connecticut
$42,643
$20.50
Delaware
$40,437
$19.44
District of Columbia
$37,046
$17.81
Florida
$34,726
$16.70
Georgia
$27,107
$13.03
Hawaii
$34,875
$16.77
Idaho
$25,518
$12.27
Illinois
$26,016
$12.51
Indiana
$31,003
$14.91
Iowa
$24,965
$12.00
Kansas
$24,684
$11.87
Kentucky
$29,897
$14.37
Louisiana
$29,244
$14.06
Maine
$34,991
$16.82
Maryland
$37,809
$18.18
Massachusetts
$39,958
$19.21
Michigan
$29,665
$14.26
Minnesota
$28,137
$13.53
Mississippi
$33,991
$16.34
Missouri
$31,652
$15.22
Montana
$22,685
$10.91
Nebraska
$31,049
$14.93
Nevada
$29,204
$14.04
New Hampshire
$36,601
$17.60
New Jersey
$39,462
$18.97
New Mexico
$23,757
$11.42
New York
$40,397
$19.42
North Carolina
$29,836
$14.34
North Dakota
$27,792
$13.36
Ohio
$32,554
$15.65
Oklahoma
$26,223
$12.61
Oregon
$26,687
$12.83
Pennsylvania
$40,908
$19.67
Rhode Island
$42,409
$20.39
South Carolina
$31,491
$15.14
South Dakota
$25,689
$12.35
Tennessee
$26,376
$12.68
Texas
$28,012
$13.47
Utah
$22,976
$11.05
Vermont
$31,346
$15.07
Virginia
$39,014
$18.76
Washington
$31,516
$15.15
West Virginia
$33,224
$15.97
Wisconsin
$31,624
$15.20
Wyoming
$24,665
$11.86

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Highest Paying Cities For Meat Department Associate

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Stamford, CT
$42,870
$20.61
New York, NY
$40,945
$19.69
Boston, MA
$39,869
$19.17
Deerfield Beach, FL
$35,990
$17.30
Mesa, AZ
$34,881
$16.77
Southaven, MS
$32,852
$15.79

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Average Meat Department Associate Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $28,300
    $13.60
    +2.2%
    2020
    $27,700
    $13.30
    +3.3%
    2019
    $26,700
    $12.86
    +2.5%
    2018
    $26,100
    $12.54
    +1.6%
    2017
    $25,700
    $12.34
    +1.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Food Clerk

    Avg. salary: $67,207

    Food clerks are skilled employees who work either in grocery stores or supermarkets to assist customers with their food needs. In grocery stores, food clerks are required to scan food items for their customers and process their purchases as well as ensure that they have found everything they needed. They must assist in the store's inventory management by organizing and storing food merchandise in the backroom. Food clerks must also use their product knowledge to assist customers with questions and maintain customer satisfaction.
    67,449 Food Clerk Jobs
    Butcher

    Avg. salary: $29,233

    A butcher is someone responsible for turning whole or large pieces of meat into ready-to-cook or retail-ready portions that can be purchased by customers or restaurants. Butchers know how to cut meat, poultry, and fish properly, so they deal mostly with sharp instruments like knives, grinders, and other cutting equipment. Butchers are knowledgeable in the science of temperature and aging to ensure they are of great quality at all times and adhere to health regulations. They are commonly seen in wet markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, butcher shops, and slaughterhouses, but some are self-employed or have their own meat shop.
    3,896 Butcher Jobs
    Support Team Member

    Avg. salary: $29,222

    A support team member is responsible for assisting and connecting with the whole department group in meeting the company's goals and exceeding performance expectations. Support team members' duties generally include performing administrative tasks, familiarizing and adhering to the company's policies and procedures, providing recommendations for improving customer's experience, developing strategies to increase the company's revenue and profitability, and maintaining a positive work ethic. A support team member needs to have a strong organization and time-management skills to support daily operations and do extra tasks as needed.
    117,563 Support Team Member Jobs
    Meat Wrapper

    Avg. salary: $26,936

    Typically working at meat and butcher shops, a meat wrapper specializes in preparing, cutting, processing, and wrapping meats for selling. To carry out their duties, they must inspect the meat's quality, utilize saws and grinders, weigh and wrap portions, and display it on shelves while adhering to the health protocols and standards. There are also instances where they must label products according to their price and kind, assist customers, answer inquiries, and provide suggestions. Most importantly, a meat wrapper ensures the cleanliness of work areas in adherence to the food safety regulations.
    5,560 Meat Wrapper Jobs
    Meat Manager

    Avg. salary: $31,147

    A meat manager works in the meat department of a store. The responsibilities of this position include overseeing the department's operations, ensuring food safety, overseeing product preparation, dealing with the suppliers and vendors, carrying out inventory, and performing customer service. They also oversee employees in the department, perform sales related tasks, make changes in inventory and pricing, and schedule employees' shifts.
    5,446 Meat Manager Jobs
    Meat Clerk

    Avg. salary: $30,578

    A meat clerk's role is to provide conveniently cut and packed meat to consumers in a retail store or similar setting. One of their primary responsibilities is to greet customers, respond to their requests and inquiries, manage the display by removing expired meat products, label goods according to their prices and specifications, manage storage, and follow all health standards and protocols. Furthermore, a meat clerk must maintain the store's sanitation, ensuring to abide by all safety policies.
    43,406 Meat Clerk Jobs

    Meat Department Associate Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a meat department associate 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.

    Which Companies Pay Meat Department Associates The Most?

    To earn a high income as a meat department associate, working for Weil, Gotshal & Manges or Davis Polk & Wardwell might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Morgan Stanley report highly competitive wages for meat department associates.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Meat Department Associate SalaryMeat Department Associate Salary Range
    1Weil, Gotshal & Manges
    4.9
    $161,189
    $24k
    $183k
    2Davis Polk & Wardwell
    4.9
    $140,865
    $24k
    $183k
    3Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
    4.8
    $111,386
    $24k
    $183k
    4Morgan Stanley
    4.9
    $79,503
    $24k
    $183k
    5ING Financial Partners
    4.6
    $61,293
    $24k
    $183k
    6Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
    4.6
    $60,050
    $24k
    $183k

    Recently Added Meat Department Associate Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Meat Department Associate
    Anchorage, AK
    01/27/2020
    $22,957
    01/27/2020
    Meat Department Associate
    Livonia, MI
    01/13/2020
    $25,566
    01/13/2020
    Army & Air Force Exchange Service
    Meat Department Associate
    Meat Department Associate
    Lackland Air Force Base, TX
    12/27/2019
    $15,131
    12/27/2019
    Meat Department Associate
    Dexter, MI
    11/16/2019
    $23,479
    11/16/2019
    Meat Department Associate
    Brighton, MI
    11/12/2019
    $25,566
    11/12/2019
    Meat Department Associate
    Sheridan, CO
    10/19/2019
    $25,044
    10/19/2019
    Meat Department Associate
    Novi, MI
    10/06/2019
    $25,566
    10/06/2019
    Meat Department Associate
    Helena, MT
    10/06/2019
    $18,783
    10/06/2019
    Meat Department Associate
    Plymouth, MI
    09/28/2019
    $25,566
    09/28/2019
    Meat Department Associate
    Farmington Hills, MI
    09/22/2019
    $25,566
    09/22/2019

    Average Meat Department Associate Salary by Demographic

    Meat Department Associate Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $27,123
    female-income
    Female Income
    $21,132
    Median Meat Department Associate Income by Race
    Asian meat department associates have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown meat department associates have the lowest average salary at $18,104.
    $29,000
    $27,000
    $25,000
    $23,000
    $21,000
    $19,000
    $17,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$18,104
    White$26,687
    Black or African American$22,992
    Asian$26,697
    Hispanic or Latino$26,156
    Average Meat Department Associate Salary by Education Level
    Meat department associates with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $32,872 annually. With a Bachelors degree, meat department associates earn a median annual income of $27,405 compared to $27,123 for meat department associates with an High School Diploma degree.
    $34,000
    $32,000
    $30,000
    $28,000
    $26,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$27,123
    Bachelor's Degree$27,405
    Some College/ Associate Degree$32,872