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Cheesemaker Salary

$37,410 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$501

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 29, 2020

The average pay for a Cheesemaker is $37,410 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cheesemaker is between $28,506 and $44,719. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cheesemaker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Cooks milk and specified ingredients to make cheese, according to formula.
  • Pasteurizes and separates milk to obtain prescribed butterfat content.
  • Turns valves to fill vat with milk and heat milk to specified temperature.
  • Dumps measured amounts of dye and starter into milk.
  • Starts agitator to mix ingredients.
Cheesemaker Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Food Batchmakers

Job family population: 160,160

Estimated population of Cheesemaker jobs: 52,976

Rate of error: 2.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$43,369
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth-largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 328 million, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous...

Cheesemaker Job Listings for United States

Executive Director
Jan 7
Waitsfield, Vermont, United States, us
VERMONT CHEESE COUNCIL
You will be a key partner for every cheesemaker in the state and a vital link in keeping Vermont's working landscape vibrant and viable. You will be the chief champion for Vermont Cheese and the ...
Restaurant Staff / Front House Staff / Back House Staff
Dec 2
Strongsville, OH, USA
Culver's Restaurants
The son of a cheesemaker and grandson of a Wisconsin farmer, George Culver spent the early part of his career inspecting and grading dairy farms for the Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative. While George ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cheesemaker is $37,410 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cheesemaker is between $28,506 and $44,719. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cheesemaker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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You will be a key partner for every cheesemaker in the state and a vital link in keeping Vermont's working landscape vibrant and viable. You will be the chief champion for Vermont Cheese and the ...
Restaurant Staff / Front House Staff / Back House Staff
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Strongsville, OH, USA
Culver's Restaurants
The son of a cheesemaker and grandson of a Wisconsin farmer, George Culver spent the early part of his career inspecting and grading dairy farms for the Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative. While George ...
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