Barista Salary

A Barista earns an average wage of $9.55 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$14,202 - $37,652
$14K
$23K
$38K
MEDIAN: $23,007
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50%
90%

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$8.03 - $12.24
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.76
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$0$37K
Salary $14,202 - $37,652
Bonus $0.70 - $515
Profit Sharing $400.00
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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$17,370 - $28,278
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $8.03 - $12.24
Hourly Tips $0.25 - $3.54
Overtime $5.64 - $18.99
Annual Data $0$28K
Bonus $0.70 - $515
Profit Sharing $400.00
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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$17,370 - $28,278
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,902

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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

  • Greet customers, take orders, accept payment, and answer questions.
  • Sample products and develop expertise to educate customers.
  • Clean and stock customer and kitchen areas.
  • Prepare drink and food orders according to organizational standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Barista

Pay by Experience for a Barista has a positive trend. An entry-level Barista with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 1,634 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Barista with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 284 salaries. An experienced Barista which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 103 salaries. A Barista with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,476

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Barista Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Barista?

Barista in Ann Arbor:
"Fast paced, hard work. Good customers, bad management."
Pros: Great customers. Good socializing. Hard and involved work.
Cons: I've never worked in a cafe where people are paid as well as the should be. Management is consistently sub-par.

Barista in California:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Free and I learn everyday new things.
Cons: Popular.

Barista in Dalton:
"Challenging."
Pros: I like the personal experience each manager gives you, the pleasant/ upscale work environment, and the attention to employees.
Cons: Often we are unheard or overlooked, and expected to give way more than we receive, and underpaid for such a successful company.

Barista in Houston:
"It is pretty great."
Pros: My co workers are nice. It's a good environment.
Cons: The hours.

Barista in Kahului:
Pros: - Being an artist of sorts, hand crafting beverages. - Meeting interesting people everyday.
Cons: -Dealing with difficult customers. -Cleaning.

Barista in Pittsburgh:
"Excellent worker great with customers."
Pros: I enjoy interacting with people.
Cons: Horrible nasty boss.

Barista in Kansas City:
"Perks of Serving Coffee."
Pros: You are selling people something they already want, that they came to you for. It's beautiful, it's delicious, it's mildly addictive; people love it. People are for the most part thankful for your existence. You also are able to observe people, have conversations, and see a little bit of their lives.
Cons: Most people don't realize that we are good at our job. We know how much has to be done, in what order, and how quickly, but all the customer thinks is that they didn't get their coffee immediately, even though there were 5 people that each ordered three drinks and food right before them.

Key Stats for Barista

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 311 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Barista Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲20%

▲13%

National Average
$21,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 311 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 60%
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