Salary for Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Also known as:  Beef Splitter, Cattle Killer, Halal Meat Packer, Hog Slaughterer, Meat Packer, Meat Processor, Poultry Slaughterer, Shochet, Slaughterer helps agriculture and food professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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These employees usually work in meat packing plants. Their duties may include making sausage, slaughtering, packing meat, or cutting and wrapping meats. This job can be dangerous as sharp tools are often used and work environments can be unsanitary. To become a slaughterer or meat packer, a high school diploma or its equivalency may be required, but not always. On-site job training is minimal as well.

A Slaughterer or Meat Packer can get salaries ranging between 16000 - 24000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Slaughterers and Meat Packers will most likely earn a pay level of Twenty Four Thousand One Hundred dollars yearly.

Slaughterers and Meat Packers have the best average pay in Massachusetts, where they can earn an average salary rate of approximately $28980. People who work inside these careers can obtain the highest salaries in Wholesale Trade, which has compensation, on average, of $24080.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.15 percent nationwide in that time.
Slaughterers and Meat Packers tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $24,080
Wholesale Trade $23,730
Retail Trade $22,060
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $21,490
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $21,490
Retail Trade $22,060
Wholesale Trade $23,730
Manufacturing $24,080
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