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Butcher and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers 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 [1].

Table 1. Butcher and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,060
25th Percentile Wage
$22,700
50th Percentile Wage
$27,330
75th Percentile Wage
$33,530
90th Percentile Wage
$40,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers is $40,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,060. 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 101% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,330
3.37% 10.65%
2016
$26,410
2.84% -
2015
$25,660
1.60% -
2014
$25,250
1.50% -
2013
$24,870
1.81% -
2012
$24,420
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Table 2. Butcher and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers 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 other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $44,000. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $22,350).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,070
Retail Trade
$29,730
Accommodation and Food Services
$28,810
Wholesale Trade
$28,470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,410
Manufacturing
$26,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,070
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,350



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