Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers

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Total Workforce

248k

Average Age

40

Average Salary

$30,729

Average Male Salary

$32,158

Average Female Salary

$26,813

About

Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers was $30,729 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers by wage are File clerks, Shoe & leather workers, and Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, and Mower, Steele, Freeborn & Dodge Counties PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, and Sunnyside & Grandview Cities PUMA, WA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, by average wage, is Traveler accommodation. Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are paid most in Independence, Cleburne, Van Buren, Sharp, Izard, Stone & Fulton Counties PUMA, AR but are relatively concentrated in Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,729

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,099

In 2018, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers earned an average of $30,729, $23,160 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

File clerks make somewhat more than Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers while Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.303

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, by number of employees, are Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, Animal slaughtering & processing, and Specialty food stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, by average wage, are Traveler accommodation, Department stores, Car Dealers, Miscellaneous general merchandise stores, Department stores & discount stores, and Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

248k

2018 Workforce

± 12,204

-4.45%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.22%

The number of people employed as Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers has been declining at a rate of -4.45%, from 259,026 people in 2017 to 247,504 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers at  42.4%, followed by Animal slaughtering & processing with 31.3% and Specialty food stores with 7.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers in the US. The average age of male Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers in the workforce is 39.9 and of female Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is 40.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is White.

Gender Composition

181k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,448

66.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,315

73.3% of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

65.3% of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.4% of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Age by Gender

39.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.855

40.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.24

The median age of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is 40, and Male employees are generally 0.144 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is Business but a relatively high number of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, and Repairing.

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