The median annual wage of slaughterers and meat packers was $23,380 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,310, and the top 10 percent earned more than $31,790.
Most slaughterers and meat packers work full time. Most workers will work shift assignments based on seniority. Like many workers in manufacturing, slaughterers and meat packers may work a shift that requires either early mornings or nights and evenings.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition