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Brewer Salary (United States)

A Brewer earns an average wage of $13.79 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Brewer Salary (?
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$24,888 - $56,285
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,532
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Brewer Salary (?
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$10.27 - $20.41
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,888 - $56,285  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$23,843 - $52,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $20.41  
   
Overtime
$16.47 - $29.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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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$23,843 - $52,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 32%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 37%