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Alternate Job Titles: Sommelier, Wine Steward

What is the average annual salary for Sommelier?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Sommelier may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Sommelier in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Sommelier in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Sommelier in the United States is $53,401 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Sommelier in the United States are expected to make less than $53,401.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $53,401
  • 10%$29,812
  • 25%$41,054
  • 75%$65,729
  • 90%$76,953

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Job Description for Sommelier

Manages the daily activities necessary for maintenance and promotion of the organization's wine collection. Identifies and purchases wines for the organization. Monitors the conditions of the wine cellar, ensuring optimal storage. Works with the kitchen staff to develop food and wine pairings. Recommends and serves wine to guests. May require an associate's degree or its equivalent and at least 3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. May possess or be working towards certification. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. View Sommelier job description

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Categories:  Restaurant and Food Services

Industries:  Hospitality & Leisure

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