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Wine Maker Salary

$35,399 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$453

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 29, 2020

The average pay for a Wine Maker is $35,399 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wine Maker is between $27,009 and $42,279. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Wine Maker. 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:
  • Directs and coordinates all activities of winery concerned with production of wine: contracts with growers to provide fruit for processing or cooperates with horticulturist of company vineyard in grape production.
  • Examines grape samples to ascertain presence and extent of such factors as sugar and acid content, and ripeness.
  • Orders grapes picked when analysis indicates they are at degree of ripeness desired.
  • Coordinates processes and directs workers concerned with testing and crushing grapes, fermenting juice, fortifying, clarifying, aging, and finishing of wine, including cooling, filtering, and bottling.
  • Blends wines according to formulas or knowledge and experience in wine making.
  • May develop new processes to improve product.
  • When processing champagne, may be designated champagne maker.
  • When processing wine into vinegar, is designated vinegar maker.
Wine Maker Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Food Batchmakers

Job family population: 160,160

Estimated population of Wine Maker jobs: 6,224

Rate of error: 2.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$41,037
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...

Wine Maker Job Listings for United States

Tasting Room Manager
Jan 27
Saratoga, CA, USA
Savannah Chanelle Vineyards
Proprietors, Wine Maker) • Assist staff in getting timely answers to questions • Escalate issues in a timely and professional manner 6. Provide Quality Leadership to SCV • Demonstrate ...
Wine Tasting Room Associate
Jan 20
Richmond, United States
Riggers Loft Wine Company
We feature the wines of three wineries and one cider maker. There is live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. We are dog friendly and we tend to have a lot of repeat customers who love coming to ...
Line Cook/ Pizza Maker
Jan 6
Milwaukee, United States
Shaker's Cigar Bar/Hangman Tours Event
... wines. Most importantly, our dedicated staff shall exceed your expectations of service in Milwaukee.
Manager, Regional Accounts - North LA
Jan 7
Los Angeles, United States
Young's Market
... wine by the glass. * Develop monthly, weekly and daily written plans for execution. * Gain ... Build relationships, and being the primary contact for the ultimate decision maker in assigned ...
Pinocchio Italian Restaurant
Jan 27
Burbank, Los Angeles County, United States
Pinocchio Restaurant
Cafeteria Style Italian Restaurant Buffet Line Cook Pizza/Pasta/Sandwich Maker Prep Cook Slicing ... You can enjoy a glass of wine or beer on our new patio, have an Italian Pastry or Biscotti with a ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Wine Maker is $35,399 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wine Maker is between $27,009 and $42,279. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Wine Maker. 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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