The average salary for a Sommelier in Australia is AU$55,647.
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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 the…Read more
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sommelier
An early career Sommelier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$53,780 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Sommelier with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$57,598 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Sommelier with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,400 based on 14 salaries.
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Employees with Sommelier in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 0.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (4.8% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (2.7% less).
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