The salary statistics of butchers and meat cutters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of butchers and meat cutters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The butchers and meat cutters annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$20,370|
|25th Percentile Wage||$23,940|
|50th Percentile Wage||$30,890|
|75th Percentile Wage||$39,300|
|90th Percentile Wage||$48,550|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for butchers and meat cutters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) butchers and meat cutters is $48,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,370. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of butchers and meat cutters from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of butchers and meat cutters in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for butchers and meat cutters occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $44,190. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $28,310).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only butchers and meat cutters salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of butchers and meat cutters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,200 to $46,160. The highest paying state for butchers and meat cutters is Alaska with a median annual salary of $46,160. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,200. For more salary information of butchers and meat cutters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |