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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,250
3.01% 9.58%
2016
$24,490
2.53% -
2015
$23,870
2.18% -
2014
$23,350
0.99% -
2013
$23,120
1.25% -
2012
$22,830
- -

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 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
$41,560
Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,350
Wholesale Trade
$26,140
Manufacturing
$25,480
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,720
Retail Trade
$24,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,930

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 $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
Connecticut
$33,880
Vermont
$33,160
Nebraska
$32,980
Colorado
$30,980
Iowa
$30,890
Kansas
$29,570
Rhode Island
$29,280
Minnesota
$29,200
Missouri
$28,860
South Dakota
$28,700
Wisconsin
$28,580
Pennsylvania
$28,580
Arizona
$28,160
Indiana
$27,990
Washington
$27,930
Ohio
$27,620
Wyoming
$27,280
Montana
$27,250
Maryland
$27,060
Virginia
$26,980
Utah
$26,900
Kentucky
$26,810
Illinois
$26,590
New Mexico
$26,520
Michigan
$26,470
New Hampshire
$26,330
Texas
$26,180
Hawaii
$26,050
Delaware
$26,020
North Dakota
$25,830
New York
$25,740
West Virginia
$25,010
District of Columbia
$24,950
Massachusetts
$24,940
Maine
$24,740
Florida
$24,570
California
$24,530
Arkansas
$23,930
New Jersey
$23,720
Idaho
$23,710
Mississippi
$23,420
Tennessee
$23,380
North Carolina
$23,330
Nevada
$23,110
Georgia
$22,960
Alabama
$22,390
Oregon
$22,230
Oklahoma
$22,200
Alaska
$21,890
South Carolina
$21,690
Louisiana
$20,290
Guam
$19,710
Puerto Rico
$18,490



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