Information About Butchers And Meat Cutters

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Training

Butchers and meat cutters need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Butchers and meat cutters
Training for Butchers And Meat Cutters
Percent
Less than High School 37.6
High School 42.6
Some College 13.0
Associates Degree 4.0
Bachelors Degree 2.4
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 129,000 people in the United States- 0.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more butchers and meat cutters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 43,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, butchers and meat cutters make $14.43 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Butchers and meat cutters $8.70 $10.40 $13.60 $17.80 $21.70
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, butchers and meat cutters make $30,000 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Butchers and meat cutters $18,090 $21,730 $28,460 $37,040 $45,220
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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