Butchers and Small Goods Makers
Butchers and Small Goods Makers use a range of processing machines to hand-pick, prepare and sell meat and meat related products and small goods.
- Starting salary: $41,500 P/A Senior salary: $79,500 P/A Average salary: $57,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 26,800 as of November 2011 (compared to 22,500 as of November 2000)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Butcher and Small Goods Makeris 48.6 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Butchers and Small Goods Maker include:
- NSW: 37.5%
- VIC: 22.8%
- QLD: 22.4%
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Employment for Butchers and Small Goods Makers has grown significantly over the past 5 years and is expected to continue strong growth over the next 5 years.
Total Employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 3,200.
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 90.1%
- Male Part Time: 6.4%
- Female Full Time: 2.1%
- Female Part Time: 1.4%
Butchers and Small Goods Makers usually work six days a week and often work long hours with early morning starts. They are required to deal with customers, operate machinery, stand on their feet for long periods of time and may be exposed to and stained by blood and/or fat.