How Much Do Butchers and Meat Cutters Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Butchers and Meat Cutters cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$34630 per year
Hourly wage
$17 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$22,210 to $26,950 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Butchers and Meat Cutters with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,210 to $26,950 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Butchers and Meat Cutters to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $24 $50,440
Senior (Top 25%) $20 $40,930
Middle (Mid 50%) $16 $32,900
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $26,950
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $22,210

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $24 $49,460
MA $23 $47,950
DC $23 $47,470
NJ $22 $46,750
CT $22 $44,880
HI $22 $44,710
DE $20 $42,430
NH $20 $41,870
WA $20 $41,070
MD $20 $40,910

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Butcher and Meat Cutter is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Butchers and Meat Cutters are in the states of AK, MA, DC, NJ and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $49360 $23.73
Traveler Accommodation $42450 $20.41
General Merchandise Stores $39330 $18.91
Direct Selling Establishments $38780 $18.65
Local Government $38180 $18.36
Gambling Industries $37800 $18.17
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $35860 $17.24
Food and Beverage Stores $34250 $16.47
Management of Companies and Enterprises $33770 $16.23
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $33400 $16.06
Special Food Services $32940 $15.84
Employment Services $31920 $15.35
Restaurants and Other Eating Places $31170 $14.99
Other Food Manufacturing $29750 $14.31
Gasoline Stations $27100 $13.03

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