These Are The 10 Best Cities For Butchers

We used the most recent data to determine the best cities in America for Butchers to open up shop.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarBest States For Professions, Rankings - 1 year ago

Whether you’re just starting out your career, or looking to make a move, it can be important to know what part of the country offers the best chance for your long term career prospects. And for a very common profession like Butchers, the regional differences can have a big impact on your salary and career options.

To help you make the best decision possible, we at Zippia wanted to look at the cities that offer butchers the most for their career. These are the cities across the US where butchers get paid well, relative to the cost of living, and jobs are plentiful.

So we did what we do best and dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which cities have the best opportunities for butchers.The result is this list of the best cities butchers:

  1. Bellingham, WA
  2. Bremerton, WA
  3. St. Joseph, MO
  4. Gadsden, AL
  5. Harrisburg, PA
  6. Hanford, CA
  7. Morristown, TN
  8. Springfield, OH
  9. Longview, WA
  10. Fond Du Lac, WI

So there you have it — Bellingham is the best city when it comes to being a butcher.

And where should you consider avoiding if you’re a butcher? That would be Brownsville.

Read on to see how we completed our research on the best cities for butchers and for more on the top ten cities.

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How we determined the best cities to be a butchers?




Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:

  • Availability of jobs
  • Pay

So in order to find out the best cities for butchers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well butchers get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2015:

  • Location quotient. A measure of how common a job is a given city.
  • Average annual salary.
  • Average annual salary for entry level work.

To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across cities, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.

This left us with enough data for 338 metro areas across the country. We then took the primary area of the metro and labeled that the ‘city’ for this analysis. So, for example, “Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division” became simply Boston.

In order to develop an overall ranking, we ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 338 where 1 was the best.

We then averaged all the rankings for a city into a Job Score with the city having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best city for butchers in America.

So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each city so great for butchers.

1. Bellingham, WA

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 140
Average Annual Salary: $40,790
Average Entry Level Salary: $28,180
Location Quotient: 1.73

2. Bremerton, WA

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 160
Average Annual Salary: $44,160
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,080
Location Quotient: 1.92

3. St. Joseph, MO

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 120
Average Annual Salary: $31,450
Average Entry Level Salary: $26,010
Location Quotient: 2.25

4. Gadsden, AL

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 50
Average Annual Salary: $33,160
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,250
Location Quotient: 1.47

5. Harrisburg, PA

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 440
Average Annual Salary: $34,680
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,000
Location Quotient: 1.41

6. Hanford, CA

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 70
Average Annual Salary: $42,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,800
Location Quotient: 1.75

7. Morristown, TN

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 90
Average Annual Salary: $31,680
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,990
Location Quotient: 2.09

8. Springfield, OH

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 60
Average Annual Salary: $33,870
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,710
Location Quotient: 1.26

9. Longview, WA

Best States For Butchers

Source: wikipedia

Total Jobs: 100
Average Annual Salary: $37,100
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,720
Location Quotient: 2.85

10. Fond Du Lac, WI

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Source:

Total Jobs: 60
Average Annual Salary: $39,160
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,540
Location Quotient: 1.24

And that’s our list of the best cities for butchers

If you’re looking to start out your career as a butcher these are the cities that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.

If you’re curious, here are the worst cities to be a butcher in America:

  1. Brownsville, TX
  2. San Luis Obispo, CA
  3. Fort Worth, TX

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Butchers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Bellingham, WA $40,790 $28,180 140
2 Bremerton, WA $44,160 $24,080 160
3 St. Joseph, MO $31,450 $26,010 120
4 Gadsden, AL $33,160 $25,250 50
5 Harrisburg, PA $34,680 $29,000 440
6 Hanford, CA $42,310 $25,800 70
7 Morristown, TN $31,680 $21,990 90
8 Springfield, OH $33,870 $22,710 60
9 Longview, WA $37,100 $21,720 100
10 Fond du Lac, WI $39,160 $24,540 60
11 Florence, SC $34,540 $19,340 160
12 Green Bay, WI $37,900 $26,190 190
13 Fairbanks, AK $49,130 $29,520 40
14 Gettysburg, PA $34,250 $26,980 40
15 Duluth, MN $34,760 $25,460 160
16 Cleveland, OH $34,130 $19,270 1,320
17 Tacoma, WA $38,010 $20,870 420
18 Cincinnati, OH $32,790 $22,090 1,110
19 Boise City, ID $33,450 $25,240 250
20 Elizabethtown, KY $30,670 $20,570 60
21 Stockton, CA $37,360 $25,370 370
22 Weirton, WV $28,050 $22,090 70
23 Philadelphia, PA $36,500 $20,870 1,090
24 Jacksonville, NC $32,880 $22,750 60
25 Akron, OH $34,400 $24,330 270
26 Missoula, MT $31,250 $25,010 60
27 Scranton, PA $33,240 $22,930 320
28 Cape Coral, FL $32,400 $24,730 410
29 Vallejo, CA $37,900 $25,190 180
30 Anchorage, AK $41,940 $27,060 150
31 Muncie, IN $31,400 $22,870 50
32 Fargo, ND $30,820 $25,270 140
33 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY $32,530 $22,680 490
34 Salem, OR $34,890 $25,630 160
35 Grand Forks, ND $38,910 $25,290 40
36 Owensboro, KY $29,440 $20,990 50
37 South Bend, IN $31,480 $24,860 120
38 Canton, OH $29,330 $18,900 460
39 Portland, OR $37,700 $25,820 860
40 Sheboygan, WI $36,730 $26,100 50
41 Kansas City, MO $34,970 $22,460 790
42 Johnson City, TN $30,780 $21,840 80
43 Olympia, WA $34,620 $20,990 130
44 Youngstown, OH $31,330 $19,540 250
45 St. George, UT $28,870 $22,200 90
46 Lebanon, PA $30,300 $21,450 150
47 Toledo, OH $32,210 $21,040 270
48 Rapid City, SD $28,610 $20,990 80
49 Gainesville, GA $29,380 $21,420 130
50 Lewiston, ID $29,120 $19,350 40
51 Vineland, NJ $45,930 $37,950 30
52 Mansfield, OH $29,280 $18,830 80
53 Huntsville, AL $31,500 $23,180 170
54 Madison, WI $36,010 $25,380 280
55 Gary, IN $31,600 $20,070 290
56 Yakima, WA $32,370 $20,500 250
57 Wausau, WI $38,230 $26,170 50
58 Mount Vernon, WA $32,960 $20,120 120
59 Racine, WI $43,020 $27,830 40
60 Naples, FL $32,930 $21,910 190
61 Haverhill, MA $40,520 $24,180 80
62 Appleton, WI $40,780 $31,760 60
63 Dayton, OH $32,660 $19,540 330
64 Hilton Head Island, SC $29,610 $18,380 130
65 Hot Springs, AR $28,370 $18,100 60
66 Kingsport, TN $28,500 $19,490 210
67 Kahului, HI $39,680 $29,610 60
68 Idaho Falls, ID $33,150 $20,780 40
69 Decatur, AL $27,410 $20,620 80
70 Silver Spring, MD $42,460 $32,880 300
71 Jefferson City, MO $30,520 $20,550 70
72 Reno, NV $35,960 $21,460 220
73 Barnstable Town, MA $41,140 $23,190 120
74 Watertown, NY $35,910 $31,870 40
75 Grants Pass, OR $34,140 $19,910 40
76 Wheeling, WV $31,570 $20,220 50
77 Dothan, AL $28,240 $20,240 70
78 Bridgeport, CT $46,710 $30,660 150
79 Brockton, MA $38,980 $22,830 120
80 Omaha, NE $29,890 $19,970 630
81 Topeka, KS $30,900 $25,300 90
82 Erie, PA $35,440 $21,840 100
83 Camden, NJ $39,410 $24,760 380
84 Peabody, MA $41,150 $23,200 110
85 Danbury, CT $42,520 $24,880 60
86 Fort Lauderdale, FL $32,260 $21,690 1,020
87 Dover, NH $37,310 $24,240 40
88 New Bedford, MA $45,650 $26,800 40
89 Nashville, TN $30,910 $20,020 810
90 Bend, OR $33,000 $19,720 120
91 Ann Arbor, MI $36,230 $23,860 70
92 Lawrence, MA $43,360 $27,410 40
93 Great Falls, MT $29,000 $18,980 50
94 St. Cloud, MN $33,500 $20,530 130
95 Santa Cruz, CA $35,890 $21,770 190
96 Waterbury, CT $42,250 $29,400 30
97 Goldsboro, NC $28,930 $20,860 60
98 Spokane, WA $35,500 $20,160 220
99 Warner Robins, GA $31,540 $17,700 100
100 Billings, MT $30,510 $19,650 80

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