Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.
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The number of 'Slaughterers and Meat Packers' job openings is expected to decline by 1.8% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Slaughterers and Meat Packers' was $35,240, or $16.94 per hour
'Slaughterers and Meat Packers' were paid 23.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
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As of 2022 there were 78,660 people employed as Slaughterers and Meat Packers within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Slaughterers and Meat Packers.
Perform nonroutine or precision functions involving the preparation of large portions of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats. Work typically occurs in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments.
SOC Code: 51-3023.00
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