$58,216
Avg. Salary
$18.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,990

Bonus

$2,035

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Winemaker is $18.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Winemaker is $58,216 per year.

$12.44
10%
$18.50
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$33.94
90%
MEDIAN $18.50
$35k
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$58k
50%
$99k
90%
MEDIAN $58,216
$35,126 - $98,875
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MEDIAN: $58,216
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$0$100K
Salary $35,126 - $98,875
Bonus $994 - $15,169
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$32,985 - $100,569
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 242
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $12.44 - $33.94
Hourly Tips $1.63
Overtime $9.88 - $60.82
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $994 - $15,169
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$32,985 - $100,569
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

Job Description for Winemaker

Winemakers, also known as "enologists," are responsible for the oversight of producing wine at all stages, from selection of grapes for harvesting to the final transfer of products to bottling or storage for aging. Winemakers use a scientific approach to determine acidity, sweetness, sulfur, and sulfite levels within a wine which equate to its overall quality and "drinkability" for consumers. Winemakers require extensive training to ensure their judgement of grapes' quality, as well as top-value handling and care.

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Winemaker Tasks

  • Oversee wine production, including when vintages are ready for sale.
  • Lead wine tastings and represent the organization at events.
  • Control inventory and address shortages with creative solutions.
  • Oversee storage and bottling, including temperatures and hygiene.
  • Conduct quality control and identify flavors and sources of flavors to recommend wines and improve production.

Winemaker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Winemaker

Pay by Experience for a Winemaker has a positive trend. An entry-level Winemaker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Winemaker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Winemaker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 58 salaries. A Winemaker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 15 salaries.

Winemaker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Winemaker?

Winemaker in Riverside, California:
Pros: The diversity of people in the area
Cons: Underdeveloped businesses

Winemaker in Camino:
"Work smarter."
Save your body from injury, especially your back. Lift with your knees.

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Key Stats for Winemaker

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Winemaker Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲19%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Winemaker Salaries

Operations Management
▲15%

National Average
$55,000

Winemaking
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 45%