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Average Butchers’, Meat Cutters’ and Fishmongers’ Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6331.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: butcher, head butcher, apprentice butcher, fishmonger and meat cutter.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $20.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula, Ontario at $12.75 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job vacancies in this occupation for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||16.50||18.93||26.85||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||16.50||20.00||26.16||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||13.85||13.85||23.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||11.65||14.00||29.91||2018|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(1)||12.30||14.00||20.19||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.55||12.75||18.06||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||14.00||20.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||14.00||20.00||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||14.00||14.00||21.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||14.20||21.50||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.25||13.50||20.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||15.50||22.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||11.32||17.00||22.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers, is $20.98. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $700, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $36,000.
There are over 22,000 butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers, retail and wholesale, working in Canada.