The average pay for a Winemaker is AU$69,733 per year. This job's pay does not change very much with experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$51,378 - AU$86,627
AU$51K
AU$70K
AU$87K
MEDIAN: AU$69,725
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50%
90%
AU$24.20 - AU$50.59
AU$24
AU$35
AU$51
MEDIAN: AU$35.00
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$90K
Salary AU$51,378 - AU$86,627
Bonus AU$1,454 - AU$10,090
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$52,457 - AU$90,892
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$24.20 - AU$50.59
Overtime AU$30.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$90K
Bonus AU$1,454 - AU$10,090
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$52,457 - AU$90,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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 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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Pay by Experience Level for Winemaker

Pay by Experience for a Winemaker has a positive trend. An entry-level Winemaker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$66,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Winemaker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$69,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Winemaker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$72,000 based on 21 salaries. A Winemaker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$75,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$70,351

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

Key Stats for Winemaker

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Winemaker Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
AU$70,000

▼2%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%