Entry-Level Barista Salary
The average Entry-Level Barista can expect to rake in roughly $9.23 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over a third and dental insurance is reported by roughly one in four. The majority of Entry-Level Baristas claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Starbucks Corporation, Target Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Peet's Coffee, and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Baristas. Although Peet's Coffee offers the highest salaries (median pay is $23K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $20K to $33K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, HMSHost Corporation, and Target Corporation, where Entry-Level Baristas typically earn around $23K, $22K, or $22K, respectively.
Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Sodexo, Inc. ($18K), Barnes & Noble, Inc. ($18K), and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. ($20K).