Entry-Level Barista Salary

Average Entry-Level Baristas make around $8.73 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Entry-Level Baristas claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Baristas (69 percent) who took the survey are female. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$14,450 - $29,427
(Median)
$14K
$23K
$29K
MEDIAN: $22,551
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$7.47 - $10.32
(Median)
$7
$8
$10
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$14,450 - $29,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $201.34  
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $1,526  
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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$16,112 - $24,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $10.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $3.18  
Overtime
$5.07 - $16.68  
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 - $201.34  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $1,526  
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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$16,112 - $24,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,267
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Baristas include Starbucks Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Target Corporation, Peet's Coffee, and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. Salary cannot be beat at Starbucks Corporation, where median pay comes to $19K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $16K, and the higher end is not far away at $24K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Barnes & Noble, Inc. — median pay is $17K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15K and only reaching $20K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 61%
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