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Crab Meat Processor Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,483 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Crab Meat Processor is $28,483 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Crab Meat Processor is between $24,959 and $33,322. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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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 Chicago, Illinois, 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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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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