Entry-Level Barista Salary

The average Entry-Level Barista earns approximately $8.87 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although a majority lack health benefits of any kind, over a third do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than a third get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Baristas, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,146 - $30,113
(Median)
$15K
$23K
$30K
MEDIAN: $23,108
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$7.54 - $10.65
(Median)
$7
$8
$11
MEDIAN: $8.00
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90%

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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$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$15,146 - $30,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $203.99  
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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$16,280 - $24,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate 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$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.54 - $10.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23 - $3.27  
Overtime
$5.26 - $17.05  
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
$0.00 - $203.99  
   
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).
)
$16,280 - $24,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,643
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Entry-Level Baristas flock to Starbucks Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Target Corporation, Peet's Coffee, and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Target Corporation offers the highest salaries (median pay is $20K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $18K to $23K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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