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Meat Cutter

Meat cutters prepare standard cuts of meat, poultry and fish or products such as sausage in processing plants or retail food establishments.

Also Known As

Butcher

Wage and Salary

Depending on the nature of their work, Meat cutters can be part of two larger 2011 National Occupational Classifications, 6331: Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale and 9462: Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers.

According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale occupational group earned on average from $17.34 to $25.58 an hour. The overall average wage was $21.25 an hour. For more information, see the Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale wage profile.

Albertans in the Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers occupational group, on the other hand, earned on average from $15.56 to $21.18 an hour. The overall average wage was $20.85 an hour. For more information, see the Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers wage profile.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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