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Salaries for wine-making professionals ranged from a low of $35,000 for cellar workers to highs of more than $200,000 for top winemakers and other executives at some larger wineries, according to a survey of the wine industry by Wine Business Monthly in 2015. Assistant winemaker is a typical position for an enology graduate with a few years experience. Median salaries in this position ranged from $66,955 at small wineries to $73,000 at large wineries. Enologists at large wineries earned median salaries of $54,236, and at small wineries, $54,530. Median salaries for winemakers ranged from $91,176 to $127,836, depending on the size of the establishment. Median earnings for winemaking directors ranged from $152,903 to $165,500, depending on winery or vineyard size. 

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