Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Barista make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$35,639 / yrTotal Pay
$31,940 / yrBase Pay
$3,699 / yrAdditional Pay

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$25K$52K
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The estimated total pay for a Barista is $35,639 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $31,940 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,699 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Cafe and Barista Salaries with median pay of $35,767, Waitress Salaries with median pay of $38,288, Cashier/Barista Salaries with median pay of $33,006, Hostess Salaries with median pay of $32,436.

Top Paying Companies

For a Barista in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Barista in United States. Employers include Intel Corporation, US Department of Veterans Affairs and BlackRock.

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Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
$48,314/yr
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$42,755/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Barista in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Barista in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $47,231, Insurance with a median total pay of $43,987, Financial Services with a median total pay of $40,970, Information Technology with a median total pay of $40,690, and Telecommunications with a median total pay of $40,575.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$47,231

    26% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$43,987

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$40,970

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$40,690

    14% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$40,575

    13% Higher than other industries

Government & Public Administration

The top paying company in Government & Public Administration for Barista is US Department of Veterans Affairs.

US Department of Veterans AffairsUS Department of Veterans Affairs$47,231/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Retail & Food Services?

Job openings are high in retail and food services as more Americans spend money at stores and restaurants. While retail and food services wages are lower than the national average, wage growth is higher. Jobs in retail and food services generally require little formal education or training, making these jobs accessible to most job seekers.

A Barista salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Barista in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $22,279 to $39,715 per year, based on 14 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Barista in US can make a salary range of $19,395 to $36,880 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 11,423 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Barista gets the highest compensation are Bluestone Lane Coffee, Ralph Lauren and Blue Bottle Coffee Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 25.96% more than smaller companies for a Barista.

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Barista

United States of America

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Barista

United States of America

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United States of America

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$23,056

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Barista

United States of America

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Barista Trainer

United States of America

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Barista

United States of America

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United States of America

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United States of America

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Barista pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Barista is $31,940 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Barista salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 59164 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Barista employees.

The highest salary for a Barista in United States is $45,347 per year.

The lowest salary for a Barista in United States is $22,497 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Barista or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Barista.