Slaughterers and Meat Packer Career

Job Description: 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.


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Slaughterers and Meat Packer Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$27,040

Median Hourly Wage

$13.00*

Total Employed Nationally

80,780


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.