The average wage for a Barista at Starbucks Corporation is C$11.46 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

C$10.15 - C$12.40
C$10
C$11
C$12
MEDIAN: C$11.17
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$19
Hourly Rate C$10.15 - C$12.40
Hourly Tips C$0.17 - C$1.00
Overtime C$14.85 - C$19.73
Annual Data C$0C$26K
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$21,364 - C$26,618
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 6 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 110

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$23,721

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

Starbucks Corporation Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Barista at Starbucks Corporation?

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 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%

Experience Affects Barista Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
C$24,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 30%