Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Butchers and Meat Cutters (51-3021)

Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 241 251 4.15 10 20 31
United States 135500 139500 0.0 5600 11400 17400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 16.65 10.68 12.96 15.82 19.68 24.25
Alaska 23.78 16.41 18.87 23.23 27.97 33.60
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.78 16.39 19.17 22.86 25.90 30.68
Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.75 16.75 19.05 23.34 28.42 33.03
Balance of State 26.58 16.17 18.14 26.17 35.46 38.62

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.