Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Butcher is $18.45
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Butchers?
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 $11.80 based on 23 salaries. An early career Butcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.01 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Butcher with 5-9 …Read more
What Do Butchers Do?
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 …Read more