Here are the results of the 2017 GuildSomm Salary Survey! Thanks to everyone who participated. The numbers are based on a median calculations of over 1,000 online survey responses of GuildSomm members. We only publish categories that we think we have a sufficient data to be statistically significant, and the majority of responses are from people working in the United States. We currently include a breakdown by CMS certification level and hope to include results from other certification categories in the future as we increase our confidence in that data.
If you'd like to compare against previous years, here are the 2016, 2015, and 2014 results.
I was curious as to the elimination of the previous year's WSET certification numbers? Not enough respondents for statistically significant data this year?
Yes. I wasn’t confident enough in the data to publish it. I want to track it against next year and see how it compares.
I appreciate the attempt to include WSET salaries, even if the data is insufficient. As someone currently taking WSET classes, I find the lack of information about earnings for WSET certification levels and Masters of Wine to be a bit distressing. You can probably make rough estimates based on CMS statistics, but rough estimates aren't exactly meaningful data.