Animal slaughtering & processing

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Workforce
531k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.7
Estimated Job Growth
2.63%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$39,402
Average Male Salary
$43,864
Average Female Salary
$32,425

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The top three occupations in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group are Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers. On average, full-time employees in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group work 43.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $40,626. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $15,601.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group are Logan, Polk, Franklin, Sevier, Howard & Scott Counties PUMA, AR, Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, and Sebastian & Crawford Counties PUMA, AR. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Animal slaughtering & processing.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group. Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are the most common position, but the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Animal slaughtering & processing goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
2.7%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 220k people employed in the Animal Slaughtering and Processing industry. This represents a 2.7% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

531k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 479k
−2.87%
1 Year Growth
± 5.12%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 531k people employed in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −2.87%, , from 493k people in 2018 to 479k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Animal slaughtering & processing by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers represent the largest share of positions held in Animal slaughtering & processing at 15.8%, followed by Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders with 14.5% and Food processing workers, all other with 9.06%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Animal slaughtering & processing employs an unusually high number of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food processing workers, all other, and Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Animal slaughtering & processing, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, General & operations managers, and Financial managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$39,402
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,375

On average, employees in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group make $39,402 per year. This number makes Animal slaughtering & processing the 212 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.362
WAGE GINI

Animal slaughtering & processing has a wage GINI of 0.362, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Animal slaughtering & processing (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $43,864 and $32,425. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

187k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±10.6k
292k
MALE WORKFORCE
±13.3k

61% of workers in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$43,864
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,029
$32,425
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,445

On average, Male workers in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group make 1.35 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, White employees in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group earn 1.14 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Animal slaughtering & processing is from Manufacturing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Animal slaughtering & processing is from Manufacturing.

The Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Animal slaughtering & processing is from Manufacturing.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Animal slaughtering & processing Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Animal slaughtering and processing industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Animal slaughtering and processing industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 2.63%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (17.3%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Animal slaughtering and processing.
2.63%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Animal slaughtering and processing. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Animal slaughtering and processing.
17.3%
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10-year Projection

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