The average pay for a Winemaker is $54,684 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,058 - $97,315
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$55K
$97K
MEDIAN: $54,684
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$11.88 - $38.98
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MEDIAN: $18.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,058 - $97,315  
   
Bonus
$1,200 - $13,500  
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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$32,667 - $94,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $38.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.63  
Overtime
$9.81 - $30.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,200 - $13,500  
   
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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$32,667 - $94,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Winemaker

Winemakers, also known as "enologists," are responsible for the oversight of producing wine at all stages, from selection of grapes for harvesting to the final transfer of products to bottling or storage for aging. Winemakers use a scientific approach to determine acidity, sweetness, sulfur, and sulfite levels within a wine which equate to its overall quality and "drinkability" for consumers. Winemakers require extensive training to ensure their judgement of grapes' quality, as well as top-value handling and care.

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Winemaker Tasks

  • Oversee storage and bottling, including temperatures and hygiene.
  • Conduct quality control and identify flavors and sources of flavors to recommend wines and improve production.
  • Control inventory and address shortages with creative solutions.
  • Oversee wine production, including when vintages are ready for sale.
  • Lead wine tastings and represent the organization at events.

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Pay by Experience Level for Winemaker

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

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Key Stats for Winemaker

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Winemaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Winemaker Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 23%

National Average
$52,000

Winemaking
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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