Brewer Salary

Brewers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $13.12 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a little more than half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Brewers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,021 - $55,275
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,404
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$9.91 - $19.36
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,021 - $55,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
Total Pay (?
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$23,331 - $50,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $19.36  
   
Overtime
$17.07 - $28.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
   
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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$23,331 - $50,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
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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