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.

$14,673 - $34,788
(Median)
$15K
$23K
$35K
MEDIAN: $22,864
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$7.80 - $11.21
(Median)
$7
$9
$11
MEDIAN: $9.00
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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
$14,673 - $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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$16,868 - $25,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.80 - $11.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $3.21  
Overtime
$5.86 - $18.02  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
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).
)
$16,868 - $25,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,596
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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).

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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