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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$14,093 - $26,553
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MEDIAN: $21,412
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Barista Total Pay (?
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$7.44 - $10.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$14,093 - $26,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $206.45  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $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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$15,932 - $24,179  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.44 - $10.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47 - $2.87  
Overtime
$7.95 - $16.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $206.45  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $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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$15,932 - $24,179  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,561
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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 Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Washington
up arrow 14%
Seattle
up arrow 10%
New York
up arrow 9%
San Jose
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Chicago
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
up arrow 6%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 6%
Portland
up arrow 5%
Denver
up arrow 2%
Las Vegas
0%
National Average
$19,000
San Diego
up arrow 1%
Raleigh
up arrow 10%
Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Barista Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$19,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 251 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 60%
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