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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers



Work in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments performing precision functions involving the preparation of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats. Excludes “Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers" (51-3022) who perform routine meat cutting.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 1,580311$17.95/hr$15.47/hr$15.47/hr$19.35/hr$19.35/hr$19.79/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing6,810$15.43/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$19.45/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 140$19.02/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 470$19.27/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 870$15.16/hr4.4%
Northwest Balance of State 870$15.16/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,580$19.35/hr3.6%
Southeast Minnesota 1,920$15.35/hr3.8%
Southeast Balance of State 2,070$15.35/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,420$15.43/hr3.7%
Southwest Balance of State 3,180$15.47/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,860$15.43/hr3.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Packers and Packagers, Hand 7,750$15.64/hr1.2%
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 210$14.56/hr-12.0%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 160$14.98/hr-7.6%


  • Remove bones, and cut meat into standard cuts in preparation for marketing.
  • Wrap dressed carcasses or meat cuts.
  • Tend assembly lines, performing a few of the many cuts needed to process a carcass.
  • Tend assembly lines, performing a few of the many cuts needed to process a carcass.
  • Grind meat into hamburger, and into trimmings used to prepare sausages, luncheon meats, and other meat products.
  • Slaughter animals in accordance with religious law, and determine that carcasses meet specified religious standards.
  • Slit open, eviscerate, and trim carcasses of slaughtered animals.
  • Grind meat into hamburger, and into trimmings used to prepare sausages, luncheon meats, and other meat products.
  • Trim, clean, or cure animal hides.
  • Stun animals prior to slaughtering.