Butcher Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Butchers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.16 per hour nationwide. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by two in five and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. For the most part, Butchers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,943 - $66,416
$21K
$38K
$66K
MEDIAN: $37,506
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$9.56 - $19.27
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MEDIAN: $12.87
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$0$66K
Salary $20,943 - $66,416
Bonus $125.00 - $7,750
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$20,280 - $47,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.56 - $19.27
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $13.08 - $27.57
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $125.00 - $7,750
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$20,280 - $47,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 311

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 $26,000 based on 177 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 $30,000 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Butcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 88 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 $38,000 based on 48 salaries.

Butcher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Butcher?

Butcher in Charlotte:
Pros: I love interacting with a variety of people from different backgrounds.
Cons: I qould say the hours that I qork but thats a part of the job.

Butcher in Minneapolis:
"Great."
Pros: The relaxed atmespher.
Cons: No benefits.

Butcher in Fairfax:
"Wow."
Pros: Getting the experience an know how on how to be a butcher.
Cons: Being in a cold walk in cooler for all those hours.

Key Stats for Butcher

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Butcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 62%