Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Use hand or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
149,800 2.2 % $12.27 $25,510 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $10.21 $11.77 $13.97 $15.88
Annual Wage (2) $19,220 $21,230 $24,490 $29,050 $33,020


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 107,720 21.93 $12.28 $25,550
Grocery Stores 16,560 0.62 $12.56 $26,110
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 10,400 32.15 $11.57 $24,060
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 6,500 0.88 $12.38 $25,740
Specialty Food Stores 3,850 1.67 $12.49 $25,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 10,400 32.15 $11.57 $24,060
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 107,720 21.93 $12.28 $25,550
Specialty Food Stores 3,850 1.67 $12.49 $25,970
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 6,500 0.88 $12.38 $25,740
Grocery Stores 16,560 0.62 $12.56 $26,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 150 0.07 $15.48 $32,210
Other General Merchandise Stores 980 0.05 $14.42 $29,990
Animal Food Manufacturing 140 0.23 $13.89 $28,880
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 160 0.05 $13.25 $27,560
Grocery Stores 16,560 0.62 $12.56 $26,110


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 11,390 5.96 5.58 $11.12 $23,130
Georgia 10,420 2.47 2.32 $10.94 $22,750
Nebraska 9,860 10.19 9.55 $14.67 $30,510
North Carolina 8,750 2.07 1.94 $11.08 $23,050
California 8,180 0.51 0.48 $12.30 $25,580




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 9,860 10.19 9.55 $14.67 $30,510
Alaska 3,240 10.01 9.39 $10.71 $22,270
Delaware 4,270 9.68 9.08 $11.84 $24,620
Mississippi 7,610 6.81 6.39 $10.98 $22,840
Alabama 11,390 5.96 5.58 $11.12 $23,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,930 0.32 0.30 $15.94 $33,160
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.09 $15.63 $32,500
Vermont 230 0.75 0.70 $15.23 $31,680
Wyoming 70 0.24 0.23 $14.79 $30,770
Nebraska 9,860 10.19 9.55 $14.67 $30,510





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salisbury, MD-DE 3,560 22.98 21.53 $12.03 $25,020
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 3,200 13.71 12.85 $11.77 $24,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,640 0.63 0.59 $12.04 $25,050
Gainesville, GA 2,510 30.76 28.83 $10.69 $22,230
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,430 0.37 0.35 $15.88 $33,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,330 0.91 0.86 $10.41 $21,660
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,700 3.51 3.29 $13.52 $28,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.04 0.98 $14.03 $29,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.38 0.35 $12.94 $26,910
Harrisonburg, VA 1,280 20.91 19.60 $12.36 $25,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gainesville, GA 2,510 30.76 28.83 $10.69 $22,230
Salisbury, MD-DE 3,560 22.98 21.53 $12.03 $25,020
Harrisonburg, VA 1,280 20.91 19.60 $12.36 $25,720
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 3,200 13.71 12.85 $11.77 $24,490
Fort Smith, AR-OK 880 8.02 7.52 $10.95 $22,770
Bellingham, WA 340 4.15 3.89 $12.39 $25,770
Jefferson City, MO 290 4.05 3.80 $12.26 $25,500
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 710 3.95 3.70 $14.11 $29,350
Green Bay, WI 660 3.88 3.64 $14.12 $29,360
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 170 3.69 3.46 $13.99 $29,100