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Smokehouse Attendant Salary
in Idaho, United States

$33,647 (USD)

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Last updated: February 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Smokehouse Attendant is $33,647 a year and $16 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Smokehouse Attendant is between $25,467 and $40,392. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Smokehouse Attendant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Controls battery of smoke chambers in which meats, such as bacon, hams, meat loaf, sausage, shoulders, and wieners are cooked and cured: loads racks and cages, suspended from overhead conveyor, with meat products and filled molds, and pushes racks into smokehouse for cooking and curing.
  • Shovels sawdust into hopper of smoker and lights burner to ignite sawdust.
  • Starts electric blower to admit air and blow smoke into curing chambers.
  • Observes gauges, turns steam valves, and adjusts ventilators and dampers to regulate temperature, humidity, and density of smoke to control cooking and curing process.
  • Inspects meat for color, feels meat for firmness, and inserts thermometer into meat to ascertain progress of cooking and curing.
  • Opens water valve to spray and chill meat.
  • Removes cooked and cured meat and empties molds.
  • Places meat loaves on racks and returns them to smokehouse for further smoking and drying.
  • Pushes racks of cured meat to chill room.
  • May stuff meat loaves into plastic casings, using horn (funnel-shaped tube).
  • May record weight and amount of meat cured.
  • May steam-clean smoke chambers and heating coils, and remove ash.
Smokehouse Attendant Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 21,130

Estimated population of Smokehouse Attendant jobs: 1,025

Rate of error: 3.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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