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The 10 States With The Highest Butcher Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do butchers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for butchers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for butchers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for butchers after this adjustment? That would be Butchers And Meat Cutters.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Delaware
  3. Washington
  4. Wyoming
  5. Ohio
  6. Nebraska
  7. Minnesota
  8. Kansas
  9. Arizona
  10. New Hampshire

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for butchers from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $34450, so our index value would be:

$34,450 * (100 / 135.9) = $25,349

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for butchers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Butcher Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Wisconsin $41,146 $39,830 96.8
2 Delaware $38,599 $39,140 101.4
3 Washington $38,593 $40,600 105.2
4 Wyoming $38,387 $35,240 91.8
5 Ohio $37,270 $34,960 93.8
6 Nebraska $36,954 $33,850 91.6
7 Minnesota $36,805 $37,100 100.8
8 Kansas $36,484 $32,800 89.9
9 Arizona $36,142 $35,420 98.0
10 New Hampshire $35,965 $42,080 117.0
11 New Jersey $35,832 $43,680 121.9
12 Missouri $35,685 $32,260 90.4
13 Indiana $35,374 $31,660 89.5
14 North Dakota $35,251 $35,040 99.4
15 Idaho $35,222 $32,440 92.1
16 Alaska $35,209 $46,160 131.1
17 Connecticut $35,144 $44,880 127.7
18 Arkansas $35,143 $30,610 87.1
19 Michigan $35,134 $31,270 89.0
20 Utah $34,924 $32,480 93.0
21 Virginia $34,861 $35,140 100.8
22 Tennessee $34,854 $31,160 89.4
23 Nevada $34,036 $35,160 103.3
24 North Carolina $33,940 $31,870 93.9
25 Alabama $33,881 $30,900 91.2
26 Colorado $33,805 $35,090 103.8
27 Kentucky $33,524 $30,340 90.5
28 South Carolina $33,457 $33,190 99.2
29 Illinois $32,758 $30,990 94.6
30 Georgia $32,614 $29,810 91.4
31 Montana $32,559 $32,820 100.8
32 Rhode Island $32,162 $38,820 120.7
33 Oklahoma $32,062 $28,600 89.2
34 Mississippi $31,839 $27,350 85.9
35 Maryland $31,721 $39,810 125.5
36 Pennsylvania $31,666 $32,110 101.4
37 Florida $31,495 $30,960 98.3
38 New Mexico $31,492 $30,390 96.5
39 West Virginia $31,070 $29,020 93.4
40 Oregon $30,908 $35,730 115.6
41 Massachusetts $30,674 $40,920 133.4
42 South Dakota $30,520 $31,650 103.7
43 Louisiana $30,390 $28,810 94.8
44 Maine $29,927 $33,160 110.8
45 Texas $29,922 $27,140 90.7
46 Vermont $29,207 $35,370 121.1
47 Iowa $29,076 $26,460 91.0
48 New York $27,862 $36,500 131.0
49 California $25,349 $34,450 135.9
50 Hawaii $24,371 $40,920 167.9
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