The results are in for the 2015 GuildSomm Salary Survey. Thank you to all who participated!
With all respect, is a huge insult that female sommeliers are still earning less than their male colleagues. I've never had such discrimination in Italy and since I've relocated to Australia in 2012, I've got the Csm certified and Wset Diploma at the first go while working 50 hours a week. Currently I'm the Head Sommelier for one of the most important Chef in Australia. Now,tell me, why should I deserve to be pay less than a man?? Again, this is a pure no-sense discrimination, and unfortunately is not the only sector where women have to struggle just because they are not men....The system
is wrong and need to change and
foremost take example from those
countries where incomes are equale for everyone.
This is fantastic, if there is any way to make it region specific it would be even better.
It would be interesting to see if a wage difference exists and how big it is between lets say San Francisco/LA/SD and maybe... Virginia, MA or Idaho.
Food for thought :-)
Jonah Palmer , I did not mean to portray you in any way and absolutely meant no offense sir... but by you saying that you assume that the data pool is coming from a less experienced female representation is assuming that the females that responded to this are... well, less experienced than their male counterparts- there is no sufficient data, facts, or anything that would lead you to this notion besides your assumption, which I am going to go out on a limb here and say is not accurate. Also saying that the role of a sommelier is traditionally a male's role, or traditionally male-dominant, is irrelevant and about as applicable to anything these days as the widespread use of a taste de vin. I agree that our industry is one that hopefully is more equal between salaries of men and women, but wouldn't know where to start reviewing data that could prove or disprove that (open to any suggestions on where to find that). I always do appreciate our male counterparts looking out for equality in our work force and appreciate you not being misogynist on both the financial and cultural levels (: Thank you!