Entry-Level Barista Salary

For Entry-Level Baristas, hourly average wages total $8.73 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, Entry-Level Baristas enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — the greater part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over a third and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a third. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Baristas (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$14,845 - $29,704

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$7.47 - $10.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$14,845 - $29,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $198.07  
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $1,526  
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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$16,100 - $24,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $10.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23 - $3.13  
Overtime
$4.98 - $16.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $198.07  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $1,526  
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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$16,100 - $24,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,281
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Starbucks Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Target Corporation, Peet's Coffee, and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. are all popular places to work. Entry-Level Baristas in search of the best pay head to Starbucks Corporation, where the median salary rolls in at $19K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $24K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $16K.

Salaries are easily beat at Barnes & Noble, Inc., where median pay comes to just $17K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $15K and ending at $19K, range in salary is rather small.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 61%
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