Wine Industry Salary and Wage Info

Pay rates

Remuneration rates vary considerably throughout New Zealand wine industry positions and take into account a number of factors. We are unable to advise on what you should pay your employees, or, if you are an employee, what your wage rate should be. That's a matter for negotiation between employers and employees.


Strategic Pay Ltd, in association with New Zealand Winegrowers, currently conducts an annual remuneration survey focusing on pay levels for positions particular to the wine industry.

Positions include Winemaker, Vineyard positions, Cellarhands, Viticulturist, Cellar door and Laboratory staff.  Information is also produced forecasting remuneration levels and changes in staff recruitment.

Participation in this survey is open to all wineries (employers) in New Zealand and the results are available to purchase, with participants entitled to a discount. (Please note, this survey is available to employers only, not to employees.  We do not know of any specific industry information that employees can access)

To obtain more information regarding this survey, please contact Christine at Strategic Pay on 09 303 4045 or email surveys (remove space from email address). More generic roles such as sales, admin, marketing etc., are covered by other surveys and some are featured in the Wine one although the information is available on request - again, employers only.


Please note - is unable to assist employees with their pay rates.

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