Salaries

Salary for Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Also known as:  Crab Picker, Deboner, Fish Cutter, Fish Filleter, Frozen Meat Cutter, Meat Trimmer, Oyster Shucker, Poultry Cutter, Poultry Eviscerator, Shrimp Peeler

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Similar to the common butcher or meat cutter, these employees use hand carving tools to perform cutting and trimming of red meats, poultry and fish products. This job can be strenuous as sharp knives are constantly being handled. To be considered for this job, a high school diploma or its equivalency is not usually necessary. Most of these positions are in supermarkets, so formal education is not a requirement. On-site job training is also minimal.

A Meat, Poultry, or Fish Cutter or Trimmer can get an average wage of around 16000 to 24000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers will usually earn an average salary of Twenty Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers can obtain the highest salaries in Arizona, where they can receive a compensation of about $29330. These people can get the best pay in Retail Trade, which has average compensation of $25720.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.38 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $25,720
Retail Trade $24,790
Accommodation and Food Services $23,710
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,220
Manufacturing $22,990
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $22,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,220
Accommodation and Food Services $23,710
Retail Trade $24,790
Wholesale Trade $25,720