The average hourly pay for a Butcher in United Kingdom is £8.11.
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£6 - £10
£55 - £3,500
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£13,322 - £25,125
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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 worki…Read more
- 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.
The top respondents for the job title Butcher are from the companies Morrisons, Booker Cash & Carry and Tesco PLC. Reported salaries are highest at Morrisons where the average pay is £9.74. Tesco PLC pays the lowest at around £8.12.
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Pay by Experience Level for Butcher
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 £6.64 based on 12 salaries. An early career Butcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.61 based on 107 salaries. A mid-career Butcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.09 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Butcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.70 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £9.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Butcher in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sheffield, England: South Yorkshire (7.3% more) and Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Scarborough, England: North Yorkshire (22.3% less), Armagh, Northern Ireland: Armagh (10.2% less) and Dundee, Scotland: Dundee (7.4% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 369 survey responses.