The average wage for a Barista at Starbucks Corporation is C$11.28 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

C$10.29 - C$12.28
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MEDIAN: C$11.28
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C$0C$6C$12C$18
Hourly Rate
C$10.29 - C$12.28  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.17 - C$1.00  
Overtime
C$16.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$12KC$24KC$36K
Total Pay (?
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C$21,882 - C$26,096  
   
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Starbucks Corporation Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Barista at Starbucks Corporation?

Barista in Abbotsford:
`"$An Excellent Job for Students."`
Pros: I love the customers. Getting to know the regulars and having their drinks ready before they finish placing their order is a wonderful feeling. Being the compassionate ear for them after a challenging day and helping them leave in a better mood than they came in really makes it all worth it for me. The perks are amazing. A free pound of coffee, can of tea, package of VIA, or box of Chai concentrate every week. A 30% discount on most items, plus a 40% discount during partner shopping week. These are from the moment you are hired. After six months, you qualify for medical, dental, extended health, AD&D insurance, Life insurance, etc for you, your spouse, and your children as long as you work the minimum number of hours required. You may opt in to the Stock Investment Plan, where you can have up to 10% of every pay check put towards purchasing Starbucks stocks at a discounted price. You may opt in to the RRSP plan, where your contributions are matched by the company.
Cons: Like with any customer service job, you will run across less than agreeable customers. I've found the best way to manage those situations is to try to find some way to connect with them and try to make them one of the regulars. If they are particular about their drink, find out how to make it perfect. I have found it challenging to meet the frequently changing requirements to become a shift supervisor and have watched baristas that I have trained get promoted ahead of me with one of my previous managers. I am sincerely hoping I can be what my latest manager needs me to be to become a shift supervisor. There has been a pointed focus on suggestive selling in recent years, so if you are uncomfortable making recommendations to customers, this is not a great fit. However, if you love the products and love talking about them, are willing to put yourself out there to make suggestions, and love people, this is an excellent fit.

Key Stats for Barista

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Barista Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

▼0%

National Average
C$24,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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