Barista Salary (United States)

A Barista earns an average wage of $8.63 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Barista Total Pay (?
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$12,281 - $29,233
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MEDIAN: $20,724
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Barista Total Pay (?
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$7.45 - $10.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$12,281 - $29,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,950 - $24,381  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.45 - $10.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43 - $2.79  
Overtime
$7.58 - $16.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,950 - $24,381  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,474
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Job Description for Barista

A Barista has the responsibility of taking food and drink orders from customers. They have to be cheerful and attentive to customers. Baristas must be knowledgeable about the products and services offered so they can answer questions that customers might ask. Sampling the products is important in order to establish expertise upon which customers will rely. A Barista must also know how to prepare the ordered items according the establishment's standards. Basic understanding of math and money is necessary to accept payment and make change, if needed. When Baristas are not busy taking orders, they should clean the customer areas and the food preparation area or kitchen.
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Barista Tasks
  • Clean and stock customer and kitchen areas.
  • Prepare drink and food orders according to organizational standards.
  • Greet customers, take orders, accept payment, and answer questions.
  • Sample products and develop expertise to educate customers.
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Pay by Experience Level for Barista

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 31%
Washington
up arrow 14%
Boston
up arrow 10%
Seattle
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 6%
Portland
up arrow 5%
Denver
up arrow 2%
National Average
$19,000
San Diego
up arrow 4%
Raleigh
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 7%
Austin
up arrow 9%
Minneapolis
up arrow 11%
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Experience Affects Barista Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$19,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 58%
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