Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6331  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers in this unit group prepare standard cuts of meat, poultry, fish and shellfish for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. They are employed in supermarkets, grocery stores, butcher shops and fish stores or may be self-employed. Butchers who are supervisors or heads of departments are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Butcher - Retail Or Wholesale
  • Butcher - Butcher Shop
  • Butcher - Delicatessen
  • Butcher - Retail Or Wholesale
  • Butcher - Wholesale
  • Butcher Apprentice
  • Fishmonger
  • Fishmonger - Retail
  • Grocery Store Butcher
  • Head Butcher - Retail
  • Head Butcher - Retail Or Wholesale
  • Head Butcher - Wholesale
  • Meat Cutter - Retail Or Wholesale
  • Meat Portion Cutter - Retail Or Wholesale
  • Pork Cutter - Retail Or Wholesale
  • Retail Butcher
  • Retail Meat Cutter
  • Supermarket Butcher
  • Supermarket Meat Cutter
  • Butcher Apprentice
  • Fishmonger
  • Fishmonger - Retail
  • Head Butcher - Wholesale
  • Meat Cutter - Retail Or Wholesale
  • Retail Butcher
  • Supermarket Meat Cutter
  • Retail Seafood Clerk
  • Operator Seafood
  • Meat Cutter
  • FT Meat Cutter
  • PT Meat Cutter

Requried Skills for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Cutters
  • Decorating
  • Food Inspection
  • Food Safety
  • Food Services
  • Foods
  • Listening Skills
  • Meat Products
  • Merchandising
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Orator
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Poultry
  • Presentations
  • Public Speaking
  • Reliability
  • Requisition
  • Rotation
  • Sales
  • Sanitation
  • Seafood Processing
  • Sourcing
  • Supermarkets
  • Technical Training
  • Work Independently

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale.

Gender Median Income
Male $36,392
Female $36,569
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (17 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale.

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$48,750.00
Highest Observed
$35,000.00
25th Percentile
$37,623.53
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$40,950.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 30
25 to 34 years 40
35 to 44 years 20
45 to 54 years 15
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 125
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 50
Part Time 80
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 105
Female 20
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 120
Self Employed 10
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 110
Unemployed 15
Total 125
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 30
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 60
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 20
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 10
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Cutters
  • Decorating
  • Food Inspection
  • Food Safety
  • Food Services
  • Foods
  • Listening Skills
  • Meat Products
  • Merchandising
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Orator
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Poultry
  • Presentations
  • Public Speaking
  • Reliability
  • Requisition
  • Rotation
  • Sales
  • Sanitation
  • Seafood Processing
  • Sourcing
  • Supermarkets
  • Technical Training
  • Work Independently

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