Occupational Employment Statistics


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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 23052$16.70/hr$10.88/hr$12.00/hr$16.61/hr$19.48/hr$24.26/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing140$16.09/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,270$16.80/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality10$18.00/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$16.39/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$11.87/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$14.76/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$19.90/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$15.32/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$20.16/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$15.19/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$17.99/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$17.12/hr-5.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$18.03/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$16.36/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 230$15.94/hr4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 230$16.61/hr16.6%
Southwest Minnesota 280$13.56/hr-9.6%
Southwest Balance of State 280$13.59/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 360$12.05/hr8.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 840$19.64/hr8.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,060$18.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,440$16.75/hr6.8%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Cooks, Restaurant 29,240$14.73/hr7.2%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 7,650$16.59/hr5.2%
Cooks, Short Order 960$13.75/hr-4.4%


  • Prepare and place meat cuts and products in display counter, so they will 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 meat in cooking form.
  • Cut, trim, bone, tie, and grind meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, to prepare meat in cooking form.
  • Prepare special cuts of meat ordered by customers.
  • Prepare special cuts of meat ordered by customers.
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery, to ensure meat quality.