Average Brewer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Brewer is $15.00.
MEDIAN $15.00
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
$204 - $4,085
Profit Sharing
$405 - $19,727
Total Pay
$24,986 - $46,707

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Job Description for Brewer

Brewer Tasks
  • Check and select the malted barley or grain which will be used in the preparation of beer.
  • Perform regular repairs on the machinery.
  • Operate a milling machine, clean and sterilize the brew tanks, filtering equipment and carbonating machines.
  • Monitor the pH values, temperature and check the fermentation rate.

Career Paths

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Head Brewer
Production Manager, Manufacturing
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Brewer

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Product Development and Fermentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for Brewer

An entry-level Brewer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.17 based on 44 salaries. An early career Brewer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.82 based on 705 salaries. A mid-career Brewer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.42 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Brewer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.23 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Brewer in their job title in Asheville, North Carolina earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (11.5% more) and Portland, Oregon (11.4% more).

Years of Experience

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