SOC Code 51-3023 - Slaughterers and Meat Packers

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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 - Slaughterers and Meat Packers is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 73,390 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $14.23 and average Annual Wage of $29,600.


Occupation Examples

  • Beef Splitter
  • Cattle Killer
  • Halal Meat Packer
  • Hog Slaughterer
  • Meat Packer
  • Meat Processor
  • Poultry Slaughterer
  • Shochet
  • Slaughterer

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