CAREER

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$32,900

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.7% (little or no change)

Career

What Butchers and Meat Cutters Do

Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

Other Job Titles Butchers and Meat Cutters May Have

Butcher, Meat Clerk, Meat Cutter, Meat Specialist, Meat Trimmer, Meat Wrapper

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare and place meat cuts and products in display counter to appear attractive and catch the shopper's eye.
  • Wrap, weigh, label, and price cuts of meat.
  • Cut, trim, bone, tie, and grind meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, to prepare in cooking form.
  • Prepare special cuts of meat ordered by customers.
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery to ensure meat quality.

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