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Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $15.90
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Slaughterers and Meat Packers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.25 $14.26 $16.63
Minnesota
$13.89 $15.90 $17.75
Central Minnesota
$13.88 $15.62 $17.34
Northwest Minnesota
$14.12 $15.59 $17.32
Southeast Minnesota
$15.68 $17.02 $18.38
Southwest Minnesota
$12.92 $14.73 $17.19
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$12.95 $14.51 $18.12

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5,220 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Slaughterers and Meat Packers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 5,355 new Slaughterers and Meat Packers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 77,600 79,400 1,800 2.3%
Minnesota 2018 2028 Number Percent
Statewide 4,199 4,299 100 2.4%
Central Minnesota 544 587 43 7.9%
Northwest Minnesota 353 395 42 11.9%
Southwest Minnesota 2,253 2,201 -52 -2.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 244 190 -54 -22.1%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.