The average hourly pay for a Barista in Canada is C$11.75.
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C$11 - C$14
C$49 - C$600
C$0 - C$3,000
C$22,254 - C$31,349
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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 pro…Read more
- 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.
The top respondents for the job title Barista are from the companies Starbucks Corporation, Tim Hortons Inc and Second Cup. Reported salaries are highest at Starbucks Corporation where the average pay is C$11.51. Second Cup pays the lowest at around C$11.01.
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Pay by Experience Level for Barista
An entry-level Barista with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$11.43 based on 58 salaries. An early career Barista with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$11.67 based on 291 salaries. A mid-career Barista with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$12.74 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Barista with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$13.05 based on 10 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Barista in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (5.5% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (6.4% less), Victoria, British Columbia (4.0% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.7% less).
Years of Experience
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