The average Coffee Roaster in the United States earns approximately $14.04 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Coffee Roasters is high. The vast majority of Coffee Roasters (85 percent) survey respondents are men. About two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in four collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,746 - $50,420
$25K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,982
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$9.95 - $19.59
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,746 - $50,420  
   
Bonus
$700  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$21,367 - $46,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $19.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.33  
Overtime
$15.10 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$700  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,367 - $46,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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Job Description for Coffee Roaster

Coffee roasters prepare green, raw coffee beans for resale and use. Because many larger coffee brands grind and prepare their coffee beans using automated machines, most individuals who work as coffee roasters can be found in boutique coffee houses. There are also dedicated roasting operations that create unique blends for sale to restaurants and other clientele.

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Coffee Roaster Tasks

  • Operate machinery to roast and bag coffee for distribution.
  • Maintain roast profiles by examining products during and after processing, taking samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and cleaning of machinery.
  • Record production data, such as roasting dates, times, and amounts, in daily log sheets.

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Q: What is it like working as a Coffee Roaster?

Coffee Roaster in Spokane:
"Great Job."
Pros: I like my job because I'm always learning something new. If coffee can get you excited then you will never be bored at work. The business I work for is full of incredible people who love to work together.
Cons: Long hours and it is difficult to take time off.

Coffee Roaster in Salt Lake City:
Take in all of the knowledge that you can. Coffee is a beautiful item, not many people have the chance to surround their lives in green and roasted coffee beans.

Key Stats for Coffee Roaster

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
060
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Coffee Roaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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