How much does a Sommelier make in the United States? The average Sommelier salary in the United States is $63,345 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $48,695 and $77,976. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Sommelier Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Sommelier Salary $35,356 US October 25, 2023
25th Percentile Sommelier Salary $48,695 US October 25, 2023
50th Percentile Sommelier Salary $63,345 US October 25, 2023
75th Percentile Sommelier Salary $77,976 US October 25, 2023
90th Percentile Sommelier Salary $91,297 US October 25, 2023
25% $48,695 10% $35,356 90% $91,297 75% $77,976 $63,345 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Sommelier

Sommelier manages the daily activities necessary for maintenance and promotion of the organization's wine collection. Identifies and purchases wines for the organization. Being a Sommelier monitors the conditions of the wine cellar, ensuring optimal storage. Works with the kitchen staff to develop food and wine pairings. Additionally, Sommelier recommends and serves wine to guests. May require an associate degree or its equivalent. May possess or be working towards certification. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. To be a Sommelier typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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