Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (51-3022)

Occupation description:  Use hand or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8,0207,758 -3.30 156156
United States 152,400152,300 -0.10 3,0103,010

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.279.2410.21 11.7713.9715.88
Alaska 10.719.759.76 9.8011.2412.72
Southeast Region 11.149.769.80 10.7011.8613.62
Balance of State 10.589.759.76 9.7611.0212.38

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
17,83513,634 76.449.0 38.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,380
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation94
UI claimants previously working in occupation4,574
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,682
Number of job position postings 3,759
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.4

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

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

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Long Hours on the ’Slime Line’ (November 2012)

Alaska’s Traveling Seafood Workforce (February 2006)