Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Butcher is $17.00
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
- 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.