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Meat Grinder Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,918 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Meat Grinder is $32,918 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Meat Grinder is between $25,384 and $39,047. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Grinds meat, using machine, for use in making such products as bologna, meat loaves, and sausages.
  • Pushes truck of cut meat from cooler room to grinding machine.
  • Selects and inserts grinding plate in machine for specified particle size.
  • Shovels meat into machine hopper, using fork, and positions truck under discharge spout.
  • Starts machine.
  • May cut chunks of meat into smaller pieces, using power operated cleaver or slicer.
  • May select and weigh meat in cooler room for grinding.
Meat Grinder Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 31,390

Estimated population of Meat Grinder jobs: 498

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Meat Grinder Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

General Laborer
Mar 5
Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago Meat Authority, Inc.
CMA is seeking General Laborers for our meat processing facility. Individuals must be willing to ... Operate grinder * Housekeeping * Perform all duties as required by production supervisor * Follow ...
Meat Cutter
Apr 11
Lake in the Hills, IL, USA
Butcher on the Block
Cutting, trimming, chopping and grinding meat and seafood products. * Delivering a variety of high-quality fresh products to our customers. * Use knives, slicers, meat saws or other equipment to ...
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