The average salary for a Sommelier is AU$53,651 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$42,982 - AU$67,867
AU$43K
AU$54K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$53,523
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50%
90%
AU$17.90 - AU$27.57
AU$18
AU$24
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.70
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$71K
Salary AU$42,982 - AU$67,867
Bonus AU$6,000
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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AU$43,595 - AU$71,258
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data AU$0AU$27
Hourly Rate AU$17.90 - AU$27.57
Hourly Tips AU$1.26 - AU$17.51
Overtime AU$21.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$71K
Bonus AU$6,000
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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AU$43,595 - AU$71,258
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

Job Description for Sommelier

A sommelier, or wine steward, is much more than just a waiter who serve or suggests wines. The sommelier has received specific, intensive training in all aspects of wines. They commonly work in upscale restaurants, hotels, and other retail locations where unique, expensive wines are sold. Some also serve as wine consultants, advising businesses, groups, and individuals about what wines to buy for special occasions and other events, where an impressive wine is desired. Some also go on to open their own wine-based specialty shops, usually located in upscale shopping areas.

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Sommelier Tasks

  • Select and purchase wines within budget parameters.
  • Help guest select wines.
  • Develop strategies and train employees in order to increase wine sales.
  • Maintain and update wine costs an inventory lists.

Sommelier Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,955

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Sommelier

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Sommelier Salaries

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼1%

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 94%