Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
155,390 2.2 % $11.93 $24,810 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $9.82 $11.48 $13.65 $15.20
Annual Wage (2) $18,330 $20,420 $23,870 $28,400 $31,610


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 109,280 22.54 $11.96 $24,880
Grocery Stores 19,250 0.72 $12.10 $25,160
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 11,490 34.31 $11.12 $23,130
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 7,910 1.07 $12.29 $25,560
Specialty Food Stores 4,170 1.82 $12.06 $25,090

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 11,490 34.31 $11.12 $23,130
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 109,280 22.54 $11.96 $24,880
Specialty Food Stores 4,170 1.82 $12.06 $25,090
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 7,910 1.07 $12.29 $25,560
Grocery Stores 19,250 0.72 $12.10 $25,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 30 (7) $21.33 $44,360
Animal Food Manufacturing 80 0.15 $14.32 $29,780
Other General Merchandise Stores (8) (8) $12.82 $26,660
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 150 0.05 $12.80 $26,620
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 210 0.13 $12.62 $26,240


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)
Georgia 11,300 2.75 2.44 $10.40 $21,620
Nebraska 11,030 11.56 10.26 $13.97 $29,060
Alabama 11,020 5.85 5.19 $10.94 $22,750
Mississippi 8,990 8.13 7.21 $11.28 $23,460
Texas 8,760 0.76 0.67 $10.78 $22,410




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)
Alaska 3,900 11.91 10.57 $10.26 $21,350
Nebraska 11,030 11.56 10.26 $13.97 $29,060
Delaware 3,800 8.75 7.77 $11.39 $23,690
Mississippi 8,990 8.13 7.21 $11.28 $23,460
Arkansas 7,470 6.35 5.63 $11.08 $23,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 770 0.30 0.26 $17.68 $36,780
New York 3,580 0.40 0.35 $14.95 $31,090
Wyoming 60 0.21 0.18 $14.65 $30,460
Vermont 210 0.68 0.61 $14.56 $30,280
Massachusetts 1,380 0.41 0.36 $14.42 $29,990





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)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 3,220 14.45 12.83 $11.35 $23,610
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,950 0.46 0.40 $14.74 $30,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 0.71 0.63 $11.86 $24,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,330 0.94 0.83 $10.23 $21,290
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,210 4.66 4.14 $12.24 $25,470
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,180 0.61 0.54 $12.07 $25,100
Gainesville, GA 2,130 27.15 24.09 $10.44 $21,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,760 1.15 1.02 $13.26 $27,580
Harrisonburg, VA 1,670 27.99 24.84 $12.31 $25,600
Jackson, MS 1,510 5.78 5.13 $10.68 $22,210




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 1,670 27.99 24.84 $12.31 $25,600
Gainesville, GA 2,130 27.15 24.09 $10.44 $21,710
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 3,220 14.45 12.83 $11.35 $23,610
Fort Smith, AR-OK 1,240 11.38 10.10 $10.16 $21,120
Amarillo, TX 1,090 9.52 8.45 $13.67 $28,430
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 1,130 6.28 5.57 (8) (8)
Jackson, MS 1,510 5.78 5.13 $10.68 $22,210
Bellingham, WA 400 4.95 4.40 $11.56 $24,050
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,210 4.66 4.14 $12.24 $25,470
Jefferson City, MO 290 4.17 3.70 $11.84 $24,620