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Crab Meat Processor Salary

$27,029 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Crab Meat Processor is $27,029 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Crab Meat Processor is between $21,255 and $31,622. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Crab Meat Processor. 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

  • Processes crab meat for canning, freezing, or packing, performing any combination of following tasks.
  • Separates claws from crabs, positions claws in metal holder used to facilitate breaking claw shells, and breaks shells of claws and crabs, using knife or metal rod.
  • Picks meat from shells, using knife and fingers.
  • Feels meat for presence of shell and removes shell pieces by hand.
  • Inspects meat for discoloration and discards meat not meeting company requirements.
  • Places meat in containers for further processing.
  • Gathers filled containers of meat, places containers on scale, and adds or removes meat from containers to obtain specified weight.
  • Closes lids of containers, places containers in cartons, and seals cartons, using tape.
  • May disjoint legs and body of large crabs, using power saw, and be known as sawyer.
  • May remove crab meat from smaller ends of leg segments, using pedal-controlled air jet.
Crab Meat Processor Job Prevalence in the United States

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

Job family population: 153,280

Estimated population of Crab Meat Processor jobs: 14,962

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Crab Meat Processor Job Listings for United States

Blue Crab Meat Processor
Jun 23
Golden Meadow, LA, USA
Yankee Canal Seafood Inc.
Golden Meadow, LA: Blue Crab Meat Processor Use small tools to remove shells of blue crabs to extract the meat inside the body, claws, and legs of crabs. Gather crab meat in containers. * No ...
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