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Average Butcher Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$22.77
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AU$2,500
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The average hourly pay for a Butcher in Australia is AU$22.77.
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A$19.27
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A$22.77
90%
A$27.55
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AU$19 - AU$28
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AU$494 - AU$10,137
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AU$40,366 - AU$63,392
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What Do Butchers Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Butcher

The top respondents for the job title Butcher are from the companies IGA, INC., Woolworths and The Butcher Shop. Reported salaries are highest at The Butcher Shop where the average pay is AU$24.72. IGA, INC. pays the lowest at around AU$22.00.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Butchers?

An entry-level Butcher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$19.31 based on 18 salaries. An early career Butcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.19 based on 102 salaries. A mid-career Butcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.01 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Butcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.95 based on 176 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Employees with Butcher in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 8.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cairns, Queensland (5.7% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (4.7% less), Adelaide, South Australia (2.9% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 626 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.9%
Early Career
16.3%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
28.1%
Late Career
30.5%