Butcher Salary

A sizeable majority of Butchers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.34 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than a third. Most Butchers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,203 - $63,463
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$63K
MEDIAN: $35,278
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$9.46 - $19.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,203 - $63,463  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$20,146 - $45,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $19.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$13.02 - $27.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$150.00 - $3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$20,146 - $45,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 313

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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

  • Clean the meat up by cutting the fat and unwanted parts.
  • Keep an clean work area.
  • Prepare meat for weighing and packaging.
  • Cut and process a variety of meat products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Butcher

Pay by Experience for a Butcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Butcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 177 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Butcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Butcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 88 salaries. A Butcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 48 salaries.

Key Stats for Butcher

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Butcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 56%
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