Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Prospects: Very Favorable

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

Use hand or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood.

Current openings

Fish Cutter 9
Poultry Cutter 10

Number of positions

2012: 2,380    2014: 2,580

Annual job postings

New: 100    Replacement: 70
(Total: 170)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

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

Education level achieved by workers


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