Butcher Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for butchers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) for butchers or smallgoods makers is 351211.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are butcher, retail butcher, qualified butcher, head butcher and apprentice butcher.
This occupation is currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Short-term Skilled Occupation List, STSOL).
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 140 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a butcher was $55,365 per year in Australia.
Butcher Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Store Manager-Senior Butcher||65,000 – 80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Trade Qualified Butcher||55,000 – 65,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Butchers & Apprentices||45,000 – 60,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Casual Butcher||$25 – $30 per hour||Sunshine Coast|
|Butcher – Retail||$30 – $35 per hour||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Retail / Wholesale Butcher Assistant Manager||50,000 – 70,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Butcher||$30 – $35 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
|Boning Room Supervisor||70,000 – 75,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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