Brewer Salary

Men make up the majority of Brewers in the United States, bringing in about $14.77 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although close to one-half have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, nearly one-half claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$26,153 - $51,854
$26K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,877
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$10.72 - $19.48
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$0$51K
Salary $26,153 - $51,854
Bonus $291.87 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$24,190 - $47,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 185
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.72 - $19.48
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $17.00 - $29.24
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $291.87 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$24,190 - $47,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 344

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Job Description for Brewer

Just as good restaurants need talented chefs and cooks, brewpubs and craft breweries require skilled brewers to help establish and/or maintain quality standards. Brewers may be employed at large, multinational beverage corporations, or they may work at smaller operations. Generally, no matter what their employer's size, the brewer oversees the creation of beer from start to finish and ensure it meets their employer's standards for quality and consistency.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Brewer

Pay by Experience for a Brewer has a positive trend. An entry-level Brewer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 418 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Brewer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Brewer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 22 salaries. A Brewer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 5 salaries.

Brewer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Brewer?

Brewer in Portland:
"Lots of cleaning with a delicious reward."
Pros: Creating a hand crafted product. Learning how to use and improve production equipment to make the best cider possible.
Cons: Repetitive motions and heavy lifting.

Brewer in La Crosse:
Pros: Excellent co-workers, free beer from the taproom after work, and a relaxed daily start time when working on solo projects such as brewing or filtering.
Cons: No benefits of any kind, extremely hectic work schedule that can change with as little as 12 hours notice, and an illegally low overtime exempted salary of $400/wk (federal law sets the exemption floor at $455/wk). The company owners can't handle criticism or push-back. Slammed doors and yelling can be heard through their office walls on a regular basis when they're receiving bad news.

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Key Stats for Brewer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Brewer Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Brewer Salaries

Brewer
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

Operations Management
▼2%

Cleaning
▼11%

Brewing
▼15%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼19%

Microbiology
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 48%
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