Salary for Butchers and Meat Cutters

Also known as:  Butcher, Butcher Apprentice, Halal Butcher, Kosher Butcher, Meat Carver, Meat Clerk, Meat Counter Worker

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As one of the most ancient trades dating back to the first domestication of livestock, butchers have a very long trade history. In modern society, meat cutters and butchers are usually employed by grocery markets, supermarkets, large chains, or specialty butcher and fish shops. Additionally, butchers can be employed in the food industry in the manufacturing and production of meat products. Although food purchases have been largely centralized to major grocery stores and retailers, specialty butcher shops are still popular in most metropolitan areas.

A Butchers or Meat Cutter will usually earn a compensation of around $22,210 and $50,440 based on tenure level. can get a compensation of thirty-four thousand six hundred and thirty dollars each year.

can get the best pay in Alaska, which has normal pay levels of close to $49,460. People in this career receive the best pay in Public Administration, where they can get average job salaries of $48,890.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.41 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Butchers and Meat Cutters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$48,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,440
Wholesale Trade
$35,820
Retail Trade
$34,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,770
Manufacturing
$33,340

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$32,020
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,140
Manufacturing
$33,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,770
Retail Trade
$34,580
Wholesale Trade
$35,820