The average pay for a Butcher / Meat Cutter is $13.88 per hour.

$23,315 - $60,608
(Median)
$23K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,694
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90%

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$9.42 - $20.77
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,315 - $60,608  
   
Bonus
$225.00 - $7,000  
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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$19,986 - $48,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $20.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$11.81 - $31.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$225.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$19,986 - $48,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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

  • 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 / Meat Cutter

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

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Experience Affects Butcher / Meat Cutter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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