Butcher / Meat Cutter Salary

The average pay for a Butcher / Meat Cutter is $14.25 per hour.

$19,949 - $60,608
$20K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,305
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90%

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$9.45 - $21.28
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$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,949 - $60,608  
   
Bonus
$225.00 - $4,000  
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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$19,924 - $49,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.45 - $21.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$12.48 - $32.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$225.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$19,924 - $49,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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Job Description for Butcher / Meat Cutter

A butcher/meat cutter is a person who prepares meat for consumption in retail businesses or shops. These workers must cut and trim large portions of meat from carcasses into portions that shoppers will want to buy. Butchers/meat cutters must be aware of safety and sanitary conditions, as requirements are typically set by government agencies. They should be able to prepare an attractive showcase of available cuts of meats, and they will be called on to provide customer service functions. Oftentimes, a consumer will ask a butcher how to prepare a certain cut of meat, so a knowledge of cooking meat is also helpful.

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Butcher / Meat Cutter 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 / Meat Cutter

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

Key Stats for Butcher / Meat Cutter

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Butcher / Meat Cutter Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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