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)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.669.8011.51 14.8518.9023.34
Alaska 21.6512.7816.22 22.1926.9429.95
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.8813.8918.08 23.7528.0730.33
Southeast Region 19.7611.5514.83 20.3424.2328.37
Balance of State 20.0112.6113.82 18.1925.1530.48

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

 Degree
Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
ServSafe

 Degree
Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Seafood Processor Orientation and Safety Course Certificate

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