Average Sommelier Salary

$50,344
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,631
Bonus
$8,029
Commission
$4,000
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The average salary for a Sommelier is $50,344.
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$36k
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$50k
90%
$74k
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$36k - $74k
Bonus
$485 - $10k
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$0 - $4k
Commission
$1k - $49k
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$31k - $73k
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What Do Sommeliers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Sommelier

3.8 out of 5
(17)
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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 27 salaries. An early career Sommelier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,814 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career Sommelier with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,871 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Sommelier with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,281 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,500.
Employees with Sommelier in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (9.2% more) and New York, New York (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (19.6% less), Seattle, Washington (14.6% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 200 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.5%
Early Career
39.0%
Mid Career
26.0%
Experienced
14.0%
Late Career
7.5%