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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters



Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 40033$21.13/hr$16.09/hr$18.73/hr$20.72/hr$23.15/hr$24.01/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing510$22.76/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,910$22.60/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$22.39/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$19.79/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$21.19/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$19.14/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$21.80/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$22.66/hr-1.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$19.92/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$22.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 240$22.86/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 260$23.15/hr-1.0%
Southeast Balance of State 300$22.60/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 310$22.43/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 360$22.46/hr-0.9%
Northwest Balance of State 360$20.72/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 400$20.72/hr-5.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 970$23.19/hr-3.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,200$23.20/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,420$22.62/hr-2.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cooks, Restaurant 27,440$18.58/hr45.9%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8,140$19.29/hr7.5%
Cooks, Short Order 780$17.56/hr12.1%


  • Record quantity of meat received and issued to cooks or keep records of meat sales.
  • Supervise other butchers or meat cutters.
  • Prepare and place meat cuts and products in display counter to appear attractive and catch the shopper's eye.
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery to ensure meat quality.
  • Wrap, weigh, label, and price cuts of meat.
  • Estimate requirements and order or requisition meat supplies to maintain inventories.
  • Shape, lace, and tie roasts, using boning knife, skewer, and twine.
  • Cut, trim, bone, tie, and grind meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, to prepare in cooking form.
  • Cut, trim, bone, tie, and grind meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, to prepare in cooking form.
  • Prepare special cuts of meat ordered by customers.