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Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $16.31
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.88 $14.90 $17.66
Minnesota
$14.34 $16.31 $18.76
Central Minnesota
$14.26 $16.74 $19.01
Northwest Minnesota
$13.92 $15.15 $16.95
Southeast Minnesota
$14.20 $15.95 $18.84
Southwest Minnesota
$14.90 $17.05 $18.88
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$14.43 $18.77 $22.44

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 4,090 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 6,584 new Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 164,600 167,200 2,600 1.6%
Minnesota 5,175 5,289 114 2.2%
Central Minnesota 1,611 1,583 -28 -1.7%
Northwest Minnesota 577 628 51 8.8%
Southeast Minnesota 1,244 1,279 35 2.8%
Southwest Minnesota 1,703 1,755 52 3.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 103 97 -6 -5.8%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.