Brewer Salary

Men make up the majority of Brewers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $13.12 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. Most Brewers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,327 - $54,439
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,625
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$9.93 - $19.51
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,327 - $54,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,465 - $50,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $19.51  
   
Overtime
$17.12 - $29.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,465 - $50,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Brewer

Just as good restaurants need talented chefs and cooks, brewpubs and craft breweries require skilled brewers to help establish and/or maintain quality standards. Brewers may be employed at large, multinational beverage corporations, or they may work at smaller operations. Generally, no matter what their employer's size, the brewer oversees the creation of beer from start to finish and ensure it meets their employer's standards for quality and consistency.

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Brewer Tasks

  • Operate a milling machine, clean and sterilize the brew tanks, filtering equipment and carbonating machines.
  • Monitor the pH values, temperature and check the fermentation rate.
  • Check and select the malted barley or grain which will be used in the preparation of beer.
  • Perform regular repairs on the machinery.

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Experience Affects Brewer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 45%
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