C$29,277
Avg. Salary
C$11.55
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$200

Bonus

C$4,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Barista is C$11.55 per hour.

The average pay for a Barista is C$29,277 per year.

C$10.40
10%
C$11.55
50%
C$14.00
90%
MEDIAN C$11.55
C$22k
10%
C$29k
50%
C$30k
90%
MEDIAN C$29,277
C$21,500 - C$30,339
C$29K
MEDIAN: C$29,277
50%
C$10.40 - C$14.00
C$10
C$12
C$14
MEDIAN: C$11.55
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$30K
Salary C$29,277
Bonus C$200
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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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C$22,000 - C$30,958
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data C$0C$22
Hourly Rate C$10.40 - C$14.00
Hourly Tips C$0.16 - C$2.65
Overtime C$1.53 - C$22.22
Annual Data C$0C$30K
Bonus C$200
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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).
)
C$22,000 - C$30,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 434

Job Description for Barista

Simply put, a barista is a man or woman who works in a coffee house or coffee shop. They're the person who takes customers’ orders, helps prepare coffee and related drinks, and serves them. Working as a barista requires customer service skills. Often, baristas will work in dedicated coffee houses and cafes. The barista must be well-versed in the different coffee offerings at the location he or she is employed in. This can include different types of coffee beans, as well as different roasting procedures. A good barista is expected to be able to describe the flavor profiles of these varieties to customers in a way that helps the patron to decide upon a coffee to purchase.

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Barista Tasks
  • Greet customers, take orders, accept payment, and answer questions.
  • Sample products and develop expertise to educate customers.
  • Clean and stock customer and kitchen areas.
  • Prepare drink and food orders according to organizational standards.

Barista Pay By Employer

$0$32K

$20,354

$22,589

$18,970

Dunkin' Donuts
27 profiles
$19,485

Peet's Coffee
27 profiles
$22,801

$20,473

$18,269

Safeway, Inc.
22 profiles
$23,810

$21,195

$20,982

Barista Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$25,025

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Barista Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Barista?

Barista in Ottawa:
"Love it!"
Pros: The business and the people.
Cons: Always training new people.

Barista in Abbotsford:
"An Excellent Job for Students."
Pros: I love the customers. Getting to know the regulars and having their drinks ready before they finish placing their order is a wonderful feeling. Being the compassionate ear for them after a challenging day and helping them leave in a better mood than they came in really makes it all worth it for me. The perks are amazing. A free pound of coffee, can of tea, package of VIA, or box of Chai concentrate every week. A 30% discount on most items, plus a 40% discount during partner shopping week. These are from the moment you are hired. After six months, you qualify for medical, dental, extended health, AD&D insurance, Life insurance, etc for you, your spouse, and your children as long as you work the minimum number of hours required. You may opt in to the Stock Investment Plan, where you can have up to 10% of every pay check put towards purchasing Starbucks stocks at a discounted price. You may opt in to the RRSP plan, where your contributions are matched by the company.
Cons: Like with any customer service job, you will run across less than agreeable customers. I've found the best way to manage those situations is to try to find some way to connect with them and try to make them one of the regulars. If they are particular about their drink, find out how to make it perfect. I have found it challenging to meet the frequently changing requirements to become a shift supervisor and have watched baristas that I have trained get promoted ahead of me with one of my previous managers. I am sincerely hoping I can be what my latest manager needs me to be to become a shift supervisor. There has been a pointed focus on suggestive selling in recent years, so if you are uncomfortable making recommendations to customers, this is not a great fit. However, if you love the products and love talking about them, are willing to put yourself out there to make suggestions, and love people, this is an excellent fit.

Key Stats for Barista

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
2%

Experience Affects Barista Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
C$25,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 59%