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 19048$16.67/hr$10.52/hr$11.41/hr$16.12/hr$20.33/hr$26.17/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing120$17.01/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,880$17.82/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$14.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$13.09/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$17.61/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$17.00/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$21.15/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$18.10/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$16.40/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$18.76/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 110$17.47/hr-5.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$17.72/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 160$15.87/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 180$15.68/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 190$16.12/hr16.6%
Southeast Minnesota 220$17.18/hr8.2%
Central Minnesota 240$12.28/hr4.7%
Southwest Minnesota 280$13.29/hr-9.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 990$19.93/hr8.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,180$19.12/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,050$17.65/hr6.8%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Cooks, Restaurant 28,480$14.29/hr7.2%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 7,630$15.99/hr5.2%
Cooks, Short Order 720$13.79/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.