Average Salary For Butchers In South Africa

A butcher is a person who may slaughter animals, dress their flesh, sell their meat, or participate in any combination of these three tasks. They may prepare standard cuts of meat and poultry for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments.


Below is the average salary earned by a Butcher in South Africa

The average Butcher salary in South Africa is R 210 000 per year or R 108 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 180 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 300 000 per year.

How many hours do butchers work?

Most butchers work around 40 hours per week and have lots of time to spend on their hobbies or with their loved ones.

How do I become a butcher?

Complete an apprenticeship and earn a Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) (AMP30815).

Start work in a butcher shop or in a wholesale company as an assistant to gain hands-on experience.

Where does a butcher work?

Most butchers work in grocery stores and specialty meat shops.

The work can be physically demanding and may include exposure to repetitive motions, dangerous equipment, and cold temperatures. Butchers typically need no formal educational credentials.

They learn their skills on the job.

How long is a butchery apprenticeship?

3 to 4 years of training are usually required.

How do I get a butcher’s license in South Africa?

Ensure that your facility complies with the construction requirements of the relevant standard.

Sign an agreement with a PrimeSafe-approved third-party auditor.

Submit a license application together with the applicable fee.