Brewer Salary

Men account for the majority of Brewers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $13.99 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Brewers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Just under a half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in three collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,807 - $52,090
$26K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,558
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$10.12 - $18.76
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MEDIAN: $13.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,807 - $52,090  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,044  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$23,054 - $46,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $18.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.10  
Overtime
$16.32 - $27.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$23,054 - $46,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 299

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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

  • Check and select the malted barley or grain which will be used in the preparation of beer.
  • Perform regular repairs on the machinery.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Brewer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Brewers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. Brewers see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Brewers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Brewer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Brewer?

Brewer in Portland:
"Lots of cleaning with a delicious reward."
Pros: Creating a hand crafted product. Learning how to use and improve production equipment to make the best cider possible.
Cons: Repetitive motions and heavy lifting.

Brewer in La Crosse:
Pros: Excellent co-workers, free beer from the taproom after work, and a relaxed daily start time when working on solo projects such as brewing or filtering.
Cons: No benefits of any kind, extremely hectic work schedule that can change with as little as 12 hours notice, and an illegally low overtime exempted salary of $400/wk (federal law sets the exemption floor at $455/wk). The company owners can't handle criticism or push-back. Slammed doors and yelling can be heard through their office walls on a regular basis when they're receiving bad news.

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Key Stats for Brewer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Brewer Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Brewer Salaries

Brewer
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

Cleaning
▼10%

Brewing
▼13%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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