Sommelier
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Median hourly tips: $10.20
Median hourly income: $19.70
% of income from tips: 34%

A good sommelier is like a fine wine -- people are willing to pay up for the experience. Often employed by upscale restaurants, they're compensated handsomely for their ability to recommend the right Bordeaux to suit the meal -- not just for pulling the cork.

In New York City, for example, some sommeliers earn upwards of $90,000, including tips, according to PayScale.


Source: PayScale.com
  @CNNMoney - Last updated December 04 2012 05:45 AM ET
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