The average salary for a Winemaker is $55,838 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$34,605 - $97,273
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$97K
MEDIAN: $55,838
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$11.84 - $39.15
(Median)
$12
$19
$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,605 - $97,273  
   
Bonus
$999 - $12,080  
Total Pay (?
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$32,277 - $95,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $39.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.63  
Overtime
$9.79 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$999 - $12,080  
   
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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$32,277 - $95,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Winemaker Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Winemaking
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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