- Prepares meat for curing or other processing; cleans tools and work surfaces.
- Cuts carcass parts into chops, joints, steaks, etc. for sale.
- Removes bones, gristle, surplus fat, rind and other waste material.
- Cuts or saws carcasses into manageable portions.
- Slaughters animal and removes skin, hide, hairs, internal organs, etc..
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 14% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for butcher is £18,077
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 903. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for butcher roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £18,077 per year. That is about £1,506 per month or £9.27 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,342, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,362
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 903 people are employed in the region.