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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
Total Jobs: 140
Average Annual Salary: $40,790
Average Entry Level Salary: $28,180
Location Quotient: 1.73
Total Jobs: 160
Average Annual Salary: $44,160
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,080
Location Quotient: 1.92
Total Jobs: 120
Average Annual Salary: $31,450
Average Entry Level Salary: $26,010
Location Quotient: 2.25
Total Jobs: 50
Average Annual Salary: $33,160
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,250
Location Quotient: 1.47
Total Jobs: 440
Average Annual Salary: $34,680
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,000
Location Quotient: 1.41
Total Jobs: 70
Average Annual Salary: $42,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,800
Location Quotient: 1.75
Total Jobs: 90
Average Annual Salary: $31,680
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,990
Location Quotient: 2.09
Total Jobs: 60
Average Annual Salary: $33,870
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,710
Location Quotient: 1.26
Total Jobs: 100
Average Annual Salary: $37,100
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,720
Location Quotient: 2.85
Total Jobs: 60
Average Annual Salary: $39,160
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,540
Location Quotient: 1.24
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:
|3||St. Joseph, MO||$31,450|
|10||Fond du Lac, WI||$39,160|
|12||Green Bay, WI||$37,900|
|19||Boise City, ID||$33,450|
|28||Cape Coral, FL||$32,400|
|33||Louisville/Jefferson County, KY||$32,530|
|35||Grand Forks, ND||$38,910|
|37||South Bend, IN||$31,480|
|41||Kansas City, MO||$34,970|
|42||Johnson City, TN||$30,780|
|45||St. George, UT||$28,870|
|48||Rapid City, SD||$28,610|
|58||Mount Vernon, WA||$32,960|
|64||Hilton Head Island, SC||$29,610|
|65||Hot Springs, AR||$28,370|
|68||Idaho Falls, ID||$33,150|
|70||Silver Spring, MD||$42,460|
|71||Jefferson City, MO||$30,520|
|73||Barnstable Town, MA||$41,140|
|75||Grants Pass, OR||$34,140|
|86||Fort Lauderdale, FL||$32,260|
|88||New Bedford, MA||$45,650|
|91||Ann Arbor, MI||$36,230|
|93||Great Falls, MT||$29,000|
|94||St. Cloud, MN||$33,500|
|95||Santa Cruz, CA||$35,890|
|99||Warner Robins, GA||$31,540|