Salary for Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

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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, and Fish Cutter and Trimmer earns a pay level between $22,100 to $40,050 depending on experience and education levels. can earn an average wage of thirty thousand eight hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid at the highest average level in Massachusetts, where they get normal pay levels of near $37,130. These professionals make the highest salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has job pay of $34,940.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 54.23 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$34,940
Wholesale Trade
$33,350
Public Administration
$31,150
Manufacturing
$30,720
Retail Trade
$30,600
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$30,020

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$29,330
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$30,020
Retail Trade
$30,600
Manufacturing
$30,720
Public Administration
$31,150
Wholesale Trade
$33,350