Butchers and Meat Cutters (51-3021)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 242248 2.51 55
United States 139,000146,000 5.0700 2,7503,440

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.269.4911.15 14.3618.5023.06
Alaska 20.4612.6115.11 20.5325.2829.26
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.4013.5416.51 21.8126.6029.26
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.8715.5318.12 21.9425.1829.26
Southeast Region 18.2810.8712.99 18.0523.0627.48
Balance of State 18.9512.1913.51 17.0523.3829.26

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
27226 9.634.3 26.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation48
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 194
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 32.3

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)

Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

AVTEC   (Seward)
Seafood Processor Orientation and Safety Course Certificate

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certification
Cottage Foods