An Entry-Level Barista at Starbucks Corporation earns an average wage of C$11.39 per hour.

C$10.14 - C$12.22
MEDIAN: C$11.11
Hourly Data C$0C$17
Hourly Rate C$10.14 - C$12.22
Hourly Tips C$0.16 - C$1.00
Overtime C$16.17
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).
C$21,345 - C$26,203
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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.


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$23,608

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

Key Stats for Barista


71 %
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


71 %
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 30%