Entry-Level Barista Salary

Entry-Level Baristas can expect to earn an average of $9.35 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level Baristas like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although the greater part lack health benefits of any kind, over a third do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one in four get dental coverage, too. Female Entry-Level Baristas survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,476 - $34,919
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$22K
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MEDIAN: $21,841
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$7.86 - $11.44
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MEDIAN: $9.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,476 - $34,919  
   
Bonus
$0.29 - $360.65  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$16,957 - $26,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $11.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21 - $3.19  
Overtime
$5.88 - $17.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.29 - $360.65  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$16,957 - $26,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,585

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Baristas include Starbucks Corporation, Target Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Peet's Coffee, and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. Peet's Coffee offers the best pay with a median salary of $23K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $20K and maxing out at just $33K. Entry-Level Baristas can also look forward to large paychecks at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf ($23K), Target Corporation ($22K), and HMSHost Corporation ($21K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Sodexo, Inc. at $17K, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. where $18K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Baristas there earn up to $27K.

Key Stats for Barista

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
6%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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