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Entry-Level Barista Salary

Entry-Level Baristas take home an average $8.67 per hour. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Baristas report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — a majority — do not have any health coverage, more than a third do receive medical benefits and slightly less than a third have dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Baristas (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,962 - $29,421
(Median)
$14K
$22K
$29K
MEDIAN: $21,927
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$7.47 - $10.28
(Median)
$7
$8
$10
MEDIAN: $8.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$13,962 - $29,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $240.88  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,500  
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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$16,045 - $24,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $10.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.32 - $2.96  
Overtime
$7.50 - $16.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $240.88  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,500  
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).
)
$16,045 - $24,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,215

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Starbucks Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Peet's Coffee, Target Corporation, 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 Starbucks Corporation, which offers a median salary of $19K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $16K to $24K.

Entry-Level Baristas will find the worst pay at Barnes & Noble, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $17K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $24K, leaving little room for growth.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 61%