Butchers and Meat Cutters


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


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Grocery Stores
  2. Meat Products
  3. Meat And Fish Markets
  4. Groceries And Related Products

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,340 12.12 8.93 13.72 25,210 18,570 28,530
Joplin MSA 50 13.13 9.92 14.74 27,320 20,640 30,660
Columbia MSA 20 12.67 8.76 14.63 26,360 18,220 30,430
St Joseph MSA 40 13.55 10.32 15.16 28,180 21,460 31,540
Springfield MSA 150 12.24 9.30 13.71 25,450 19,340 28,510
St Louis MSA 980 12.66 8.76 14.61 26,320 18,220 30,380
Kansas City* 380 14.29 10.32 16.27 29,719 21,458 33,850
Central Region* 350 11.37 9.47 12.32 23,654 19,701 25,630
Northeast Region* 280 10.62 9.06 11.40 22,087 18,834 23,713
Northwest Region* 90 11.38 8.74 12.70 23,676 18,186 26,420
Ozark Region* 150 12.23 9.30 13.69 25,429 19,345 28,471
Southeast Region* 200 10.50 8.23 11.64 21,842 17,118 24,204
Southwest Region* 120 11.37 7.09 13.51 23,644 14,749 28,091
St. Charles* 70 12.07 8.75 13.73 25,108 18,202 28,561
St. Louis County* 380 12.63 9.14 14.38 26,275 19,020 29,902
West Central Region* 70 10.81 6.43 12.99 22,475 13,378 27,023

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 2,260 2,040 -220 -9.73 55 Fair
Kansas City MSA 800 740 -60 -7.50 19 Fair
St Louis MSA 960 820 -140 -14.58 23 Fair
Central Region* 380 370 -10 -2.63 9 Fair
Northwest Region* 110 90 -20 -18.18 3 Fair
Ozark Region* 280 230 -50 -17.86 7 Fair
Southeast Region* 170 150 -20 -11.76 4 Fair
Southwest Region* 160 160 .00 4 Fair
West Central Region* 170 150 -20 -11.76 4 Fair

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)
or training in one of the following
Meat Cutting/Meat Cutter