2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Meat Cutters use hands or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,100 to $26,070 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 Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 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%)||$19||$40,050|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$17||$35,760|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$15||$30,190|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$13||$26,070|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$11||$22,100|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutter and Trimmer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Meat and Fish Cutters are in the states of MA, IA, CO, WA and NH.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|General Merchandise Stores||$36770||$17.68|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$34940||$16.80|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$33360||$16.04|
|Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing||$32120||$15.44|
|Animal Food Manufacturing||$31070||$14.94|
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing||$30760||$14.79|
|Food and Beverage Stores||$30410||$14.62|
|Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging||$30030||$14.44|
|Other Food Manufacturing||$29570||$14.21|
|Restaurants and Other Eating Places||$29180||$14.03|
|Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing||$27970||$13.45|