Average Sommelier Salary

$49,222
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,724
Bonus
$8,000
Commission
$7,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Sommelier is $49,222.
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$36k
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MEDIAN $49,222
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Salary
$36k - $70k
Bonus
$153 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $7k
Commission
$1k - $49k
Total Pay
$32k - $70k

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Job Description for Sommelier

Sommelier Tasks
  • Select and purchase wines within budget parameters.
  • Help guest select wines.
  • Develop strategies and train employees in order to increase wine sales.
  • Maintain and update wine costs an inventory lists.

Career Paths

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Sommelier
Food and Beverage Director
General Manager, Restaurant
Restaurant Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Sommelier

An entry-level Sommelier with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,665 based on 28 salaries. An early career Sommelier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,889 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Sommelier with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,341 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Sommelier with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,281 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,645.
Employees with Sommelier in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (17.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (12.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 218 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
38.5%
Mid Career
28.9%
Experienced
12.4%
Late Career
7.3%