Barista Salary

The average rate for a Barista is $8.88 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$14,925 - $29,634

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$7.53 - $11.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$14,925 - $29,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $130.87  
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $1,944  
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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$16,243 - $25,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.53 - $11.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $3.27  
Overtime
$6.41 - $17.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $130.87  
   
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $1,944  
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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$16,243 - $25,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,498
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Job Description for Barista

Simply put, a barista is a man or woman who works in a coffee house or coffee shop. They're the person who takes customers’ orders, helps prepare coffee and related drinks, and serves them. Working as a barista requires customer service skills. Often, baristas will work in dedicated coffee houses and cafes. The barista must be well-versed in the different coffee offerings at the location he or she is employed in. This can include different types of coffee beans, as well as different roasting procedures. A good barista is expected to be able to describe the flavor profiles of these varieties to customers in a way that helps the patron to decide upon a coffee to purchase.

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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.

Barista Reviews

What is it like working as a Barista?

Barista in Fort Wayne:
"I like it."
Pros: Making smoothies, cutting fruits, peeling fruits, making juices, and working the cash register is really fun. I like working with my coworkers, and providing great customer service for the regulars. I like the flexibility. I like the mostly calm work environment. I like the perks.
Cons: I cut myself a lot peeling and slicing which hurts. I make minimum wage; and sometimes I don't like talking to others. I also want more hours. This last week, I had one shift of four hours, and my boss told me that business was slow, and she wanted me to go home after my second hour which meant I had worked two hours that week. Finally, sometimes too many people come in at once, and that is really stressful because my coworker does not even ask if I need help with making the numerous smoothies.

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Experience Affects Barista Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 59%
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