Information About Slaughterers And Meat Packers

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Training

Slaughterers and meat packers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Slaughterers and meat packers
Training for Slaughterers And Meat Packers
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 98,000 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 4,000 more slaughterers and meat packers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 35,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, slaughterers and meat packers make $11.63 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Slaughterers and meat packers $8.45 $9.68 $11.30 $13.40 $15.00
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, slaughterers and meat packers make $24,190 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Slaughterers and meat packers $17,570 $20,140 $23,490 $27,970 $31,290
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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