Butcher Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Butcher is $12.06 per hour.
Butcher Total Pay (?
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$19,600 - $78,297
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MEDIAN: $40,307
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Butcher Total Pay (?
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$8.91 - $19.48
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$19,600 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,875 - $49,509  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $19.48  
   
Overtime
$12.12 - $26.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,875 - $49,509  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Butcher

A butcher slices and prepares meat to be distributed to customers. Butchers are responsible for slicing meat and preparing different cuts of meat to be sold. Butchers also inspect meat for safety and prepare meats to be displayed for sale. Butchers today can mainly be found in two different industry's. Grocery store butchers slice, weigh, wrap, and label a large variety of meats to be sold to directly to today's consumers. The work environment for grocery store butchers is pleasant, in that it's indoors and usually only open during day shifts. There are usually only a few butchers per grocery store, so typically they work alone or with one or two other employees. Large meat packing plants also employ butchers to slaughter, slice, and prepare meat. Usually in these positions there is little to no direct interaction with customers. Shifts vary in plants and usually large amounts of butchers work side by side to prepare cut, slice, package, and prepare meat to be sold to grocery stores and other wholesalers. Butchers who work in large plants may have specific duties in the production and processing of meat. While some butchers may slice and cut meat all day, others at the same plant may be responsible for packaging. Assembly lines may even be used. Meat packing plants are usually found in large factory's and use the same tools as most other butchers, sharp knifes, cleavers, saws, and large slicing machines. No specific education is required to work as a butcher, however some culinary schools around the country offer programs in meat cutting.
Butcher Tasks
  • Prepare meat for weighing and packaging.
  • Cut and process a variety of meat products.
  • Clean the meat up by cutting the fat and unwanted parts.
  • Keep an clean work area.

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Pay by Experience Level for Butcher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Butcher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 50%
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