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Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutter and Trimmer Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutter and Trimmer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,220
25th Percentile Wage
$21,230
50th Percentile Wage
$24,490
75th Percentile Wage
$29,050
90th Percentile Wage
$33,020

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 $33,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,220. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 71% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,4902.53%6.78%
201523,8702.18%-
201423,3500.99%-
201323,1201.25%-
201222,830--

Table 2. Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutter and Trimmer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers in 5 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $24,720. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $21,950).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$24,720
Wholesale Trade
$24,130
Retail Trade
$23,810
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,030
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,950

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers by States

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 $19,280 to $30,980. The highest paying state for meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers is Colorado with a median annual salary of $30,980. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,280. 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
Colorado
$30,980
Nebraska
$30,050
Kansas
$29,560
Vermont
$29,270
Iowa
$29,130
Connecticut
$28,980
Rhode Island
$28,580
Minnesota
$28,410
Wisconsin
$28,320
Pennsylvania
$28,030
South Dakota
$27,930
Utah
$27,300
Arizona
$27,230
Indiana
$27,210
Maryland
$27,140
Montana
$27,080
Missouri
$26,880
New York
$26,810
Washington
$26,640
Illinois
$25,970
Ohio
$25,630
District of Columbia
$24,950
Delaware
$24,720
New Mexico
$24,690
Hawaii
$24,530
Michigan
$24,530
Kentucky
$24,420
Massachusetts
$24,330
West Virginia
$24,330
Virginia
$24,290
New Hampshire
$24,220
Texas
$23,960
Florida
$23,810
New Jersey
$23,670
California
$23,430
Arkansas
$23,350
Alabama
$22,860
Mississippi
$22,730
North Carolina
$22,700
Idaho
$22,660
Oklahoma
$22,610
Oregon
$22,420
Georgia
$22,410
Maine
$22,300
South Carolina
$21,770
Nevada
$21,640
Tennessee
$21,080
North Dakota
$21,070
Alaska
$20,390
Louisiana
$20,220
Guam
$19,710
Puerto Rico
$19,280


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