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How much does a Butcher make in the United States?

Average Butcher Hourly Wage in the United States

Butchers earn a median hourly wage of $14.36. Hourly wages typically start from $9.49 and go up to $23.06.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Butcher Yearly Salary in the United States

Butchers earn a median salary of $29,870 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,750 and go up to $47,960.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

65%
Full-Time
35%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
140
RATINGS
Butchers average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Butchers in the 9th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Butcher Earnings by Seniority

Top End Butcher Earnings

The highest earning Butchers in the United States earn:

$23.06
an hour
$47,960
per year
Senior Butcher Earnings

Senior Butchers in the United States earn:

$18.50
an hour
$38,470
per year
Experienced Butcher Earnings

Experienced Butchers in the United States earn:

$14.36
an hour
$29,870
per year
Junior Butcher Earnings

Junior Butchers in the United States earn:

$11.15
an hour
$23,200
per year
Starting Butcher Earnings

Starting Butchers in the United States earn:

$9.49
an hour
$19,750
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Butcher salary comparison

Butchers earn more than 50% percent of Food & Drink careers. Butcher salaries are in the bottom 73% of all careers in the United States.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Salary $58k
Restaurant Manager Salary $50k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $44k
Brewmaster Salary $38k
Butcher Salary $29k
Dietetic Technician Salary $26k
Restaurant Cook Salary $24k
Food Preparation Worker Salary $21k
Food Server Salary $19k
Barista Salary $19k
Source:

Historical salary for Butchers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Butcher salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Butcher Salary in District of Columbia $21.79 $45,320 # 1
Butcher Salary in Connecticut $19.97 $41,530 # 2
Butcher Salary in Alaska $20.53 $42,690 # 3
Butcher Salary in North Dakota $16.58 $34,490 # 4
Butcher Salary in Massachusetts $18.51 $38,500 # 5
Butcher Salary in Hawaii $20.37 $42,360 # 6
Butcher Salary in New Jersey $20.43 $42,490 # 7
Butcher Salary in Wisconsin $18.51 $38,490 # 8
Butcher Salary in New Hampshire $18.77 $39,040 # 9
Butcher Salary in Washington $19.73 $41,050 # 10
Butcher Salary in Minnesota $17.87 $37,180 # 11
Butcher Salary in Maryland $19.65 $40,870 # 12
Butcher Salary in New York $15.72 $32,700 # 13
Butcher Salary in Delaware $17.55 $36,500 # 14
Butcher Salary in Oregon $16.73 $34,790 # 15
Butcher Salary in Ohio $16.48 $34,280 # 16
Butcher Salary in Rhode Island $14.79 $30,750 # 17
Butcher Salary in Kansas $15.65 $32,550 # 18
Butcher Salary in Virginia $15.11 $31,420 # 19
Butcher Salary in Vermont $15.42 $32,060 # 20
Butcher Salary in Arizona $15.73 $32,710 # 21
Butcher Salary in Pennsylvania $15.94 $33,140 # 22
Butcher Salary in Idaho $16.05 $33,390 # 23
Butcher Salary in Montana $14.86 $30,900 # 24
Butcher Salary in Colorado $14.62 $30,400 # 25
Butcher Salary in New Mexico $14.77 $30,710 # 26
Butcher Salary in Nevada $13.35 $27,770 # 27
Butcher Salary in Maine $14.97 $31,150 # 28
Butcher Salary in Wyoming $15.48 $32,190 # 29
Butcher Salary in Utah $15.05 $31,310 # 30
Butcher Salary in California $13.21 $27,480 # 31
Butcher Salary in Nebraska $14.40 $29,950 # 32
Butcher Salary in Florida $14.38 $29,920 # 33
Butcher Salary in Michigan $13.67 $28,430 # 34
Butcher Salary in Missouri $13.67 $28,440 # 35
Butcher Salary in Indiana $14.40 $29,960 # 36
Butcher Salary in Illinois $12.69 $26,380 # 37
Butcher Salary in South Carolina $14.00 $29,130 # 38
Butcher Salary in South Dakota $13.57 $28,230 # 39
Butcher Salary in Tennessee $13.83 $28,760 # 40
Butcher Salary in Kentucky $13.19 $27,440 # 41
Butcher Salary in Alabama $13.60 $28,290 # 42
Butcher Salary in Oklahoma $13.27 $27,600 # 43
Butcher Salary in Georgia $13.27 $27,600 # 44
Butcher Salary in North Carolina $13.19 $27,430 # 45
Butcher Salary in Louisiana $12.57 $26,150 # 46
Butcher Salary in Texas $12.59 $26,180 # 47
Butcher Salary in West Virginia $11.71 $24,360 # 48
Butcher Salary in Mississippi $11.82 $24,590 # 49
Butcher Salary in Arkansas $11.71 $24,360 # 50
Butcher Salary in Iowa $11.48 $23,880 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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