Entry-Level Barista Salary

The average Entry-Level Barista can expect to rake in roughly $9.31 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While some workers in this profession — the greater part — do not have any health coverage, over a third do receive medical benefits and just under a third have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Baristas (68 percent) who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,511 - $34,788
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$22K
$35K
MEDIAN: $21,841
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$7.84 - $11.33
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MEDIAN: $9.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,511 - $34,788  
   
Bonus
$0.34 - $357.45  
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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$16,934 - $26,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $11.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22 - $3.22  
Overtime
$5.88 - $17.85  
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
$0.34 - $357.45  
   
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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$16,934 - $26,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640

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Starbucks Corporation, Target Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Peet's Coffee, and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Baristas. Pay for Entry-Level Baristas is best at Peet's Coffee, which offers a median salary of $23K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $20K to $33K. Soaring salaries can also be found at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Target Corporation, and HMSHost Corporation, where earnings of $23K, $22K, or $21K are standard for Entry-Level Baristas.

Salaries are easily beat at The Kroger Company, where median pay comes to just $16K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $15K and ending at $22K, range in salary is rather small. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Sodexo, Inc. ($17K), Barnes & Noble, Inc. ($19K), and Safeway, Inc. ($20K).

Key Stats for Barista

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 225 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 225 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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