The average salary for a Winemaker in Australia is AU$71,526.
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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…Read more
- Oversee wine production, including when vintages are ready for sale.
- Lead wine tastings and represent the organization at events.
- Control inventory and address shortages with creative solutions.
- Oversee storage and bottling, including temperatures and hygiene.
- Conduct quality control and identify flavors and sources of flavors to recommend wines and improve production.
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Popular Skills for Winemaker
Skills in Operations Management and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Winemaker
An early career Winemaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$64,573 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Winemaker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$71,678 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Winemaker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$73,779 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$71,216.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Winemaker in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (8.4% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (2.2% less).
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