Butcher Salary

The average pay for a Butcher is $12.25 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
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$19,513 - $59,180
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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90%

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$9.01 - $19.46
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,513 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
Total Pay (?
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$19,023 - $45,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $19.46  
   
Overtime
$12.40 - $26.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
   
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).
)
$19,023 - $45,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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Job Description for Butcher

Butchers slaughter, dress and sell meat from animals such as cows, pigs, fish and poultry. They must have experience butchering whole animals, and they are expected to have knowledge of both primal and sub-primal cuts; knowledge of speciality cuts is a must. Butchers are required to clean, shape, de-bone and tie cuts of meat by hand to form roasts. Knowledge of common tools such as knives, saws, trays and slicers is necessary as well. In addition, the butcher must maintain a clean and safe working environment for all equipment and areas. They must also swap and change prices as needed, remove expired meat and ensure stock is available to meet daily demands.

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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.

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Experience Affects Butcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 49%
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