The salary statistics of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 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||$19,630|
|25th Percentile Wage||$21,860|
|50th Percentile Wage||$25,250|
|75th Percentile Wage||$30,160|
|90th Percentile Wage||$35,690|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers is $35,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,630. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 81% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers in 8 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 meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $41,560. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $22,930).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 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 meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,490 to $33,880. The highest paying state for meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $33,880. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,490. For more salary information of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |