Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers


Use hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and fish.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Meat Products
  2. Grocery Stores

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 5,540 9.06 7.76 9.72 18,850 16,130 20,210
St Louis MSA 640 9.81 7.88 10.77 20,400 16,390 22,410
Kansas City* 160 9.43 6.73 10.78 19,606 13,993 22,413
Central Region* 40 9.20 7.79 9.91 19,143 16,212 20,609
Southwest Region* 1,970 9.47 8.05 10.19 19,702 16,735 21,186
St. Louis City* 90 10.30 7.91 11.49 21,423 16,457 23,906

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 5,600 6,030 430 7.68 179 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 310 340 30 9.68 11 Caution
St Louis MSA 540 550 10 1.85 14 Good
Central Region* 90 90 .00 2 Caution
Ozark Region* 530 550 20 3.77 15 Great
Southwest Region* 1,680 1,780 100 5.95 50 Great

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



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
Meat Cutting/Meat Cutter