Training Requirements for Butchers And Meat Cutters

Butchers and meat cutters need no formal educational credential and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Butchers and meat cutters
Percent
Less than High School 32.8
High School 41.9
Some College 17.3
Associates Degree 3.8
Bachelors Degree 3.6
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Butchers And Meat Cutters

This represents about 139,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 7,000 more butchers and meat cutters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 34,000 more.

Typical Income for Butchers And Meat Cutters

Hourly Income

On average,butchers and meat cutters make $15.26 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Butchers and meat cutters $9.49 $11.15 $14.36 $18.50 $23.06
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Food processing workers $9.23 $10.44 $12.64 $15.68 $19.66
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers $9.41 $10.58 $12.70 $15.34 $19.07
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, butchers and meat cutters make $31,740 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Butchers and meat cutters $19,750 $23,200 $29,870 $38,470 $47,960
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Food processing workers $19,200 $21,710 $26,280 $32,620 $40,890
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers $19,560 $22,000 $26,410 $31,910 $39,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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