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

  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.

2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.889.2310.85 14.0118.0422.51
Alaska 20.6012.9915.31 20.8424.9428.96
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.1713.0115.12 20.4924.6227.98
Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.6214.1919.62 23.9728.9632.29
Balance of State 21.2413.4516.29 21.0624.4730.54

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26437 14.032.4 25.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation96
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation31
UI claimants previously working in occupation20
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 184
Number of job position postings 19
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.7

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

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