Meat Boner

Cut bones from standard cuts of meats.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $31,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Meat Boners do?

Cuts bones from standard cuts of meat, such as chucks, hams, loins, plates, rounds, and shanks to prepare meat for packing and marketing, using knife and meat hook: Inserts knife in meat around bones to separate meat, fat, or tissue. Pulls and twists bones loose from meat. Cuts and trims such meat cuts as butts, hams, flanks, and shoulders to shape meat and remove fat and defects. Trims meat from bones and ribs. May pull bones and skin from cooked pigs feet, and cut out toe bones and nails. May be designated according to cut of meat boned as Blade Boner; Chuck Boner; Ham Boner; or type of animal boned as Beef Boner; Hog Ribber; Sheep Boner. May be designated: Loin Boner; Plate Boner; Rib Boner; Round Boner; Shank Boner; Shoulder Boner.


Should I be a Meat Boner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Aitchbone Breaker, Beef Boner, Belly Opener, Blade Boner, Boner, Meat, Bone Sawyer, Brainer, Chicken Boner See More

    How to become a Meat Boner

    Most Meat Boners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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