A Butcher in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$20.05 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$32,117 - AU$77,566
AU$32K
AU$51K
AU$78K
MEDIAN: AU$51,244
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50%
90%
AU$15.97 - AU$25.52
AU$16
AU$20
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$20.10
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$77K
Salary AU$32,117 - AU$77,566
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$33,206 - AU$62,423
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data AU$0AU$31
Hourly Rate AU$15.97 - AU$25.52
Overtime AU$27.45
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
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$33,206 - AU$62,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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$39,000 based on 20 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$48,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Butcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 33 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$50,000 based on 25 salaries.

Key Stats for Butcher

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Butcher Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
AU$46,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 97%