Winemaker Salary

The average pay for a Winemaker is $56,513 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Winemaking is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,852 - $98,646
(Median)
$35K
$57K
$99K
MEDIAN: $56,512
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$10.30 - $40.13
(Median)
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$19
$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$34,852 - $98,646  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $15,089  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$31,398 - $99,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $40.13  
   
Overtime
$26.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.33 - $15,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$31,398 - $99,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Experience Affects Winemaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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