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Belly Opener Salary

$26,667 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Belly Opener is $26,667 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Belly Opener is between $20,998 and $31,144. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Cuts organs out of and processes cattle, hogs, lambs, and small animals, performing any combination of following tasks.
  • Slits body cavity of carcass, reaches inside abdominal cavity and cuts membranes holding intestines.
  • Inserts spiral rod in gullet to sever gullet and windpipe from other neck tissue.
  • Cuts bung from intestines and ties intestines, bladder, bung, and gullet to prevent leakage of contents.
  • Pulls intestines from carcass, trims off fat, and dumps them into gut truck or conveyor pan.
  • Cuts out glands, ovaries, sweetbreads, liver, heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen, and spermatic cord, places them on conveyor, in containers, or throws them down chute.
  • Cuts bruises, blemishes, and ragged tissue from carcass.
  • Cuts skin from tail to shoulders to bisect carcass.
  • Severs head from carcass.
  • May wash viscera and carcass, using hose.
  • Patches leaks in intestines, using skewer.
  • May break and bind hoofs of lambs or sheep.
  • May be designated according to function performed or part of animal eviscerated.
Belly Opener Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Job family population: 153,280

Estimated population of Belly Opener jobs: 13,158

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Belly Opener Job Listings for United States

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Real Estate Sales Professional
Jun 13
Kent, WA, USA
John L. Scott
Hold open houses regularly. * Primary duties include follow-ups, e-mail communication and overall ... Team players with a hunger in their belly for success and growth of themselves and their team ...
Commercial Truck Driver
Jun 12
Bellingham, WA, USA
Cowden Gravel & Ready-Mix
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Review reported time and status reports - follow up on open items, questions, issues, etc * Assist ... Possess Initiative - have fire in the belly to do and be great! * Knowledge of Crestron AV Systems
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