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Barista Salary

The average rate for a Barista is $8.74 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.
$13,962 - $28,746
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21,252
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$7.50 - $10.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$13,962 - $28,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.11  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $2,027  
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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$16,073 - $25,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.50 - $10.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35 - $3.03  
Overtime
$8.11 - $17.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.11  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $2,027  
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).
)
$16,073 - $25,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,392
United States (change)

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.

Experience Affects Barista Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$19,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

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: 40% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 58%