The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Butcher / Meat Cutter is $12.71.
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Job Description for Butcher / Meat Cutter
A butcher/meat cutter is a person who prepares meat for consumption in retail businesses or shops. These workers must cut and trim large portions of meat from carcasses into portions that shoppers will want to buy. Butchers/meat cutters must be aware of safety and sanitary conditions, as requirements are typically set by government agencies. They should be able to prepare an attractive showcase of available cuts of meats, and they will be called on to provide customer service functions. Ofte…Read more
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. A mid-career Butcher / Meat Cutter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.50 based on 46 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.
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