Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9462  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing or for packaging for wholesale distribution. They are employed in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Air Knife Meat Cutter - Meat Packing Plant
  • Animal Eviscerator - Meat Packing Plant
  • Animal Skinner - Meat Packing Plant
  • Animal Sticker - Meat Packing Plant
  • Animal Stunner
  • Beef Boner
  • Beef Boner - Meat Packing Plant
  • Beef Cooler Worker - Meat Packing Plant
  • Beef Sticker - Meat Packing Plant
  • Beef Trimmer - Meat Packing Plant
  • Beef-pluck Trimmer
  • Benchman/woman - Meat Packing Plant
  • Brisket Cutter - Meat Packing Plant
  • Calf Skinner - Meat Packing Plant
  • Carcass Splitter - Meat Packing Plant
  • Chicken Plucker
  • Chuck Cap Puller - Meat Packing Plant
  • Cutter - Meat Packing Plant
  • Dehairing Machine Dropper - Meat Packing Plant
  • Enzyme Injector - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Ham Cutter
  • Ham Sawyer - Meat Packing Plant
  • Head Boner - Meat Packing Plant
  • Hog Killer
  • Industrial Butcher
  • Industrial Meat Chopper
  • Industrial Meat Cutter
  • Livestock Killer
  • Meat Boner
  • Meat Chopper - Meat Packing Plant
  • Meat Cutter - Meat Packing Plant
  • Meat Dresser - Meat Packing Plant
  • Meat Portion Cutter - Meat Packing Plant
  • Meat Roll Tier - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Meat Sawyer - Meat Packing Plant
  • Meat Tenderizer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Meat Trimmer
  • Meat Trimmer - Meat Packing Plant
  • Poultry Boner
  • Poultry Butcher - Meat Packing Plant
  • Poultry Dresser
  • Poultry Eviscerator
  • Poultry Hanger
  • Poultry Plucker
  • Poultry Plucker Tender
  • Poultry Preparer
  • Poultry Slaughterer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Poultry Worker - Meat Packing Plant
  • Ritual Slaughterer - Meat Packing Plant
  • Shackle Hoist Operator - Meat Packing Plant
  • Sheep Sticker
  • Shohet - Meat Packing Plant
  • Slaughterer
  • Slaughterer - Meat Packing Plant
  • Slaughterhouse Butcher
  • Trimmer - Meat Packing Plant
  • Beef Boner
  • Ham Cutter
  • Industrial Butcher
  • Industrial Meat Cutter
  • Meat Trimmer
  • Poultry Preparer
  • Slaughterer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $41,070
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $39,342
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $32,945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $23,588
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $32,048
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $39,685
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers.

Gender Median Income
Male $39,685
Female $42,381
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (20 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers.

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$51,870.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$44,645.00
Average
$49,286.00
Median
$49,822.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 140
25 to 34 years 150
35 to 44 years 165
45 to 54 years 180
55 to 64 years 145
65 to 74 years 15
75 years and over 0
Total 780
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 255
Part Time 545
Total 800
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 570
Female 210
Total 795
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 775
Self Employed 20
Total 780
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 740
Unemployed 45
Total 780
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 250
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 380
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 45
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 75
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 55
Total 800
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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