2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Butchers and Meat Cutters cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Butchers and Meat Cutters with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,210 to $26,950 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Butchers and Meat Cutters to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$24||$50,440|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$20||$40,930|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$16||$32,900|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$13||$26,950|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$11||$22,210|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Butcher and Meat Cutter is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Butchers and Meat Cutters are in the states of AK, MA, DC, NJ and CT.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$49360||$23.73|
|General Merchandise Stores||$39330||$18.91|
|Direct Selling Establishments||$38780||$18.65|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$35860||$17.24|
|Food and Beverage Stores||$34250||$16.47|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$33770||$16.23|
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing||$33400||$16.06|
|Special Food Services||$32940||$15.84|
|Restaurants and Other Eating Places||$31170||$14.99|
|Other Food Manufacturing||$29750||$14.31|