Average Base Pay
15.72% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Butchers and Meat Cutters role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $22,530. A Butchers and Meat Cutters candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $26,400. A person in a mid-career Butchers and Meat Cutters role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $32,700 a year. Butchers and Meat Cutters with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $38,740. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Butchers and Meat Cutters role’s annual salary averages $50,170 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Butchers and Meat Cutters position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $32,700 higher than the national average for Butchers and Meat Cutters positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Butchers and Meat Cutters roles that can advance both internally and with another company.