For Coffee Roasters, hourly average wages total $14.08 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to close to two-fifths, and one-fifth earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Coffee Roasters (80 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,395 - $51,387
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,748
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$9.98 - $18.56
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,395 - $51,387  
   
Bonus
$509  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$2,250  
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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$21,432 - $47,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $18.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.17  
Overtime
$14.68 - $34.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$509  
   
Commission
$2,250  
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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$21,432 - $47,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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

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

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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.

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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.

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Experience Affects Coffee Roaster Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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