The average hourly pay for a Butcher is $13.46.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Butcher
The top respondents for the job title Butcher are from the companies Whole Foods Market, Inc., The Kroger Company and Albertson's Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Bashas' Inc. where the average pay is $18.60. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Harris Teeter, Inc. and Whole Foods Market, Inc., earning around $15.00 and $14.99, respectively. The Kroger Company pays the lowest at around $9.50. Albertson's Inc. and Safeway, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.87 and $13.00, respectively.
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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 $10.98 based on 17 salaries. An early career Butcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.90 based on 242 salaries. A mid-career Butcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.28 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Butcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.33 based on 136 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Butcher in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 48.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (33.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (23.9% less), El Dorado, Arkansas (18.8% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (8.5% less).
Years of Experience
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