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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 28033$19.15/hr$14.86/hr$14.98/hr$18.92/hr$20.01/hr$25.56/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing670$19.54/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,600$19.54/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 40$18.75/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$18.74/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$18.74/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$18.74/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$19.54/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$18.65/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$18.65/hr-1.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$19.88/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 180$18.78/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 210$18.78/hr-5.1%
Southwest Balance of State 250$18.89/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 280$18.92/hr-1.0%
Southeast Balance of State 280$18.87/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 330$19.54/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 330$18.94/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 500$19.54/hr-0.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 880$20.43/hr-3.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,070$20.44/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,270$19.54/hr-2.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cooks, Restaurant 21,410$18.45/hr45.9%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8,000$19.08/hr7.5%
Cooks, Short Order 1,940$16.67/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.