Butchers and Meat Cutters

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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

Current openings

Butcher 11
Meat Carver 17
Meat Clerk 11

Number of positions

2012: 2,090    2014: 2,240

Annual job postings

New: 70    Replacement: 60
(Total: 130)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Long-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.