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Entry-Level Barista Salary

Entry-Level Baristas take home an average $8.61 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a majority lack coverage. On the flip side, about two in five have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Most Entry-Level Baristas report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Baristas who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$13,020 - $26,699
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MEDIAN: $20,535
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$7.46 - $10.27
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$13,020 - $26,699  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $298.35  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $1,474  
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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$15,937 - $23,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.46 - $10.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31 - $2.85  
Overtime
$7.89 - $16.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $298.35  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $1,474  
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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$15,937 - $23,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,210
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Although Starbucks Corporation offers the highest salaries (median pay is $19K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $16K to $23K.

Salaries are easily beat at Barnes & Noble, Inc., where median pay comes to just $17K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $15K and ending at $20K, range in salary is rather small.

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 59%