Meat Clerk

Receive, store, and grind meats in retail establishments.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Meat Clerks do?

Receives, stores, and grinds meats in retail establishment: Unloads fresh, cured, and boxed meats and poultry from delivery truck and transports them to storage room on conveyor and with handtruck. Counts and weighs incoming articles and compares results against invoice. Examines meats in storage and rotates meats to avoid aging. Cuts meat into small pieces suitable for grinding, and grinds for use as hamburgers, meat loaf, and sausage, using powered grinding machine. Cleans grinder, meat containers, and storage room with water hose and broom. May take meat orders from customers.

Should I be a Meat Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cargo Gear Mechanic, Crib Clerk

    How to become a Meat Clerk

    Meat Clerks generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Meat Clerk-related education!
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