$35,578
Avg. Salary
$14.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$987

Bonus

$1,017

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Brewer is $14.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Brewer is $35,578 per year.

$11.11
10%
$14.80
50%
$19.33
90%
MEDIAN $14.80
$27k
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$36k
50%
$51k
90%
MEDIAN $35,578
$27,024 - $50,732
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MEDIAN: $35,578
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$0$50K
Salary $27,024 - $50,732
Bonus $200 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $405 - $19,727
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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$24,560 - $46,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 336
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.11 - $19.33
Hourly Tips $1.20
Overtime $17.48 - $29.32
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $200 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $405 - $19,727
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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$24,560 - $46,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 621

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.

Brewer Job Listings

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 Titusville:
"It's not my favorite place to live. But the Job helps a lot!"
Pros: I don't
Cons: There is nothing here. We have been rated the number 1 business in town for 3 years, simply because there really aren't any businesses.

Brewer in Dallas:
"Traffic, food, city culture, professional sports teams."

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.

Brewer in Etna:
"Long hours on your feet."
Pay attention and get good boots, buy gel insoles!

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Key Stats for Brewer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Brewer Salaries

Experienced
▲35%

Late-Career
▲35%

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 137 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 49%