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Slaughterer and Meat Packer Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $7.67 $10.43 $13.73
  Annual Wage $16,000 $21,700 $28,600
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Slaughterers and Meat Packers work in slaughtering, meat packing, or establishments performing functions involving the preparation of meat. Their work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats. "Meat, Poultry, Fish Cutters/Trimmers" perform routine, lower-skilled meat cutting and are not included in this group.