The average hourly pay for a Brewer is $15.31.
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What Do Brewers Do?
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.
Brewers typically work from an establis…Read more
- 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.
Job Satisfaction for Brewer
Popular Employer Salaries for Brewer
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Associate Product Manager
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
What Are Popular Skills for Brewers?
Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Fermentation and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Packaging and Cleaning.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Brewers?
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 $13.73 based on 36 salaries. An early career Brewer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 602 salaries. A mid-career Brewer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.60 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Brewer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.99 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Brewer in their job title in Asheville, North Carolina earn an average of 14.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (12.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (5.2% less).
Years of Experience
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