Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Sommelier is $50,896
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sommeliers?
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 5 salaries. An early career Sommelier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,814 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Sommelier …Read more
What Do Sommeliers Do?
A sommelier, or wine steward, is much more than just a waiter who serve or suggests wines. The sommelier has received specific, intensive training in all aspects of wines. They commonly work in upscale restaurants, hotels, and other retail locations where unique, expensive wines are sold. Some also serve as wine consultants, advising businesses, groups, and individuals about what wines to buy for special occasions and other events, where an impressive wine is desired. Some also go on to open …Read more
- 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.