Butchers and Meat Cutters

2.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $17.33 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 82% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Butchers and Meat Cutters' job openings is expected to decline by -3.3% by 2031
'Butchers and Meat Cutters' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Butchers and Meat Cutters' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Butchers and Meat Cutters' was $36,050, or $17.33 hourly
'Butchers and Meat Cutters' are paid 21.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as butchers and meat cutters?

As of 2021 there were 145,930 people employed as Butchers and Meat Cutters within the United States.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 965 people are employed as Butchers and Meat Cutters.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 51-3021.00


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Jhonno says
There is a high chance robots will take jobs from butchers because they can work faster and don't get tired, so they will be more efficient.
May 22, 2020 at 06:37 AM
Martin (Could go either way) says
Quality will prevail, robots have not shown the precision req.
Sep 04, 2019 at 06:18 PM

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