Sommeliers are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, sommeliers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 40% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sommeliers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Personal chef
3.6
$36k
Brewmaster
3.4
$41k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are sommeliers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do sommeliers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as sommeliers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are sommelier’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are sommeliers making the best use of their abilities?

Are sommeliers happy with their salary?