The average pay for a Butcher / Meat Cutter is $12.40 per hour.
Butcher / Meat Cutter Total Pay (?
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$20,608 - $58,555
(Median)
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31K
40K
59K
MEDIAN: $31,268
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Butcher / Meat Cutter Total Pay (?
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$8.52 - $18.81
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,608 - $58,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $2,576  
Commission
$983 - $6,104  
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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$18,153 - $43,141  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.52 - $18.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $0.33  
Overtime
$11.57 - $29.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
   
Commission
$983 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $2,576  
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).
)
$18,153 - $43,141  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 641
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Butcher / Meat Cutter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Butcher / Meat Cutter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 41%
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