Brewer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Brewers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.02 per hour nationwide. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Brewers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, just under one-half claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$25,607 - $53,933

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$9.64 - $19.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,607 - $53,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$23,105 - $50,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $19.42  
   
Overtime
$16.59 - $29.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$23,105 - $50,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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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What is it like working as a Brewer?

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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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
6%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 46%
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