A Butcher in Brisbane, Queensland earns an average wage of AU$21.79 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$30,767 - AU$75,628
AU$31K
AU$55K
AU$76K
MEDIAN: AU$55,376
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50%
90%
AU$18.75 - AU$25.59
AU$19
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$22.25
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$75K
Salary AU$30,767 - AU$75,628
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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AU$37,199 - AU$71,332
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data AU$0AU$30
Hourly Rate AU$18.75 - AU$25.59
Overtime AU$27.23
Annual Data AU$0AU$71K
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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AU$37,199 - AU$71,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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 AU$44,000 based on 19 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 AU$50,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Butcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 25 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 AU$51,000 based on 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Butcher

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Butcher Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
AU$49,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%