The salary statistics of slaughterers and meat packers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of slaughterers and meat packers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The slaughterers and meat packers 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||$20,300|
|25th Percentile Wage||$23,180|
|50th Percentile Wage||$27,530|
|75th Percentile Wage||$31,570|
|90th Percentile Wage||$37,150|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for slaughterers and meat packers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) slaughterers and meat packers is $37,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,300. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 83% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of slaughterers and meat packers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of slaughterers and meat packers 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 slaughterers and meat packers occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $30,070. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $22,050).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only slaughterers and meat packers 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 slaughterers and meat packers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,860 to $34,420. The highest paying state for slaughterers and meat packers is Colorado with a median annual salary of $34,420. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,860. For more salary information of slaughterers and meat packers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|South Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
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|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |