A Butcher / Meat Cutter earns an average wage of AU$21.49 per hour.

AU$33,482 - AU$83,073
AU$33K
AU$57K
AU$83K
MEDIAN: AU$57,467
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.08 - AU$27.19
AU$18
AU$21
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$21.26
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$83K
Salary AU$33,482 - AU$83,073
Bonus AU$1,000
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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AU$37,314 - AU$62,344
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data AU$0AU$43
Hourly Rate AU$18.08 - AU$27.19
Overtime AU$20.13 - AU$43.70
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
Bonus AU$1,000
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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AU$37,314 - AU$62,344
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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

  • 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.

Butcher / Meat Cutter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Butcher / Meat Cutter

Pay by Experience for a Butcher / Meat Cutter has a positive trend. An entry-level Butcher / Meat Cutter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Butcher / Meat Cutter 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 14 salaries. An experienced Butcher / Meat Cutter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 17 salaries. A Butcher / Meat Cutter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,212

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Key Stats for Butcher / Meat Cutter

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
41%

Experience Affects Butcher / Meat Cutter Salaries

▲11%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 88%