Median hourly tips:
$7.80 Median base hourly pay:
$15.70 Total hourly income:
$23.50 Total hourly income from tips:
33 percent Estimated employment:
Sommeliers are wine experts. They use their finely tuned palates to help restaurant patrons pick which wines will go best with their food. Sommeliers must have full knowledge of a restaurant’s wine cellar, which they often stock. As much of a sommelier’s work involves dealing directly with customers, tipping is frequent. Better still, they often work at fine dining establishments where tips are frequently larger than average.
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