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Butchers and Meat Cutters

Cut or prepare portions of meat to sell in stores.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$22.62 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -5.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect food products.
  • Load items into ovens or furnaces.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Confer with customers or designers to determine order specifications.
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Job Title Examples:

Meat Manager
Meat Packer
Meat Trimmer

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