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Sommelier Salary

How Much Does a Sommelier Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Sommelier in the United States is a month or $65,581 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, Indeed and Salary.com.

Average Sommelier Base Salary:

What can I earn as a Sommelier?Your salary is 0 the US national average
$31.53
Hourly
$31.53
31.53

The average wage for a Sommelier is per hour.

In addition to the base salary, Sommeliers customarily receive tips between 15% and 20% of the total bill.

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Annual Mean Wage of Sommeliers by State

[Calculated using ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Indeed data]

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Sommelier Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$71,153

New York City

Annual mean wage

$59,982

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$57,666

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$64,387

[Calculated using Glassdoor, Salary.com and Indeed data]

High-Paying Cities for Sommelier

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Chicago, IL57,66627.72
Los Angeles, CA64,38730.96
Miami, FL71,15334.21
NYC, NY59,98228.84

Average Busser Salary by State

Explore the average Sommelier salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$56,082
Alaska$62,827
Arizona$50,287
Arkansas$53,505
California$57,944
Colorado$60,063
Connecticut$55,503
Delaware$59,082
Florida$50,060
Georgia$57,969
Hawaii$50,875
Idaho$55,643
Illinois$55,543
Indiana$49,432
Iowa$56,760
Kansas$55,649
Kentucky$53,166
Louisiana$52,889
Maine$58,645
Maryland$58,791
Massachusetts$57,267
Michigan$51,595
Minnesota$60,351
Mississippi$54,343
Missouri$71,375
Montana$63,341
Nebraska$50,363
Nevada$52,659
New Hampshire$60,778
New Jersey$53,359
New Mexico$47,005
New York$52,615
North Carolina$53,557
North Dakota$58,503
Ohio$51,982
Oklahoma$54,843
Oregon$55,873
Pennsylvania$49,999
Rhode Island$52,911
South Carolina$53,991
South Dakota$55,471
Tennessee$51,187
Texas$55,666
Utah$52,363
Vermont$57,489
Virginia$58,782
Washington$76,033
West Virginia$49,932
Wisconsin$50,619
Wyoming$53,455
District of Columbia$65,466

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Sommelier Get Paid?

In the U.S., Sommeliers earn more than Bartenders, Hosts/Hostesses and Baristas.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bartender
Host/Hostess
Barista
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Labor Laws and Taxes for Sommeliers

As a Sommelier, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, overtime pay, leave and tipping policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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