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Brewer Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Brewers in the United States, bringing in about $13.57 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — about two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by close to two-fifths. Most Brewers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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Brewer Salary (?
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$24,734 - $57,252
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MEDIAN: $35,266
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Brewer Salary (?
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$10.37 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$24,734 - $57,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
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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$23,577 - $52,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$16.59 - $29.87  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
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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$23,577 - $52,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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National Average
$33,000
San Diego
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Brewers employed in Seattle pick up paychecks that are slightly larger than the national average; however, location does not seem to affect pay too strongly overall. Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego.
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Experience Affects Brewer Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 39%