Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Slaughterers and Meat Packers: Jobs, Career, Salary and Education Information
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
What Slaughterers and meat packers Do
Work in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments performing precision functions involving the preparation of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats. Excludes Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers who perform routine meat cutting.
Slaughterer and meat packer Salaries
- 2014 employment: 86,400
- May 2015 median annual wage: $25,650
Job Outlook for Slaughterers and meat packers
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -500
- Growth rate: -1 percent (Little or no change)
How to Become a Slaughterer or meat packer
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.