Average Mid-Career Butcher / Meat Cutter Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Butcher / Meat Cutter is $15.50.
MEDIAN $15.50
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $21
$305 - $3,888
Total Pay
$24,600 - $44,610

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Job Description for Butcher / Meat Cutter

Butcher / Meat Cutter 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 / Meat Cutter

An entry-level Butcher / Meat Cutter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.50 based on 10 salaries. An early career Butcher / Meat Cutter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.71 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Butcher / Meat Cutter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.59 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.

Years of Experience

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