Entry-Level Barista Salary

Entry-Level Baristas pull down an average of $9.50 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the greater part lack any form of coverage — but more than a third have medical insurance, and roughly a fourth have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Baristas (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,379 - $35,422
$14K
$21K
$35K
MEDIAN: $21,487
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$7.90 - $11.68
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.50
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National Salary 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
Salary
$14,379 - $35,422  
   
Bonus
$0.25 - $475.00  
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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$17,046 - $26,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.90 - $11.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $3.20  
Overtime
$5.68 - $17.79  
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
$0.25 - $475.00  
   
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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$17,046 - $26,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,676

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Baristas, Starbucks Corporation, Target Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Peet's Coffee, and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Although the highest salaries can be found at Peet's Coffee where median pay is $23K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $20K and $33K. Other big spenders include The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Target Corporation, and HMSHost Corporation, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Baristas see paychecks nearing $23K, $22K, or $21K.

Other low-paying employers include Sodexo, Inc. at $17K and Barnes & Noble, Inc. at $18K, though some Entry-Level Baristas there earn up to $27K.

Key Stats for Barista

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 245 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 245 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 61%
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