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It depends what 'middle ages' you're talking about. If you're talking about like, the 'normal middle ages', then yes. Because they used to hunt a lot, butchers got paid well for skinning the meat, etc.

2nd answer: Butchers were a primarily urban profession in the middle ages. Peasants in the small farming villages would have slaughtered their own meat, and the nobility would have employed hunting masters who would have taken care of the processing of game after a successful hunt. Butchers served towns and cities, slaughtering and dressing animals for consumption by the town's inhabitants.

A master butcher, meaning on who was fortunate enough to own his own business and employee journeyman/apprentice butchers would have had a comfortable if middle class life by medieval standards. He would have certainly still worked for a living, and devoted much of his time to his business, probably much of it hands on, but he and his family would have had a house of several stories, perhaps a servant or two, and a reasonable amount of security. Journeymen butchers would have worked for a master and earned a daily wage. They would not have been as well off but as a skilled person with a guild controlled traded they certainly would not have been considered "poor".

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