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This estimated salary is an approximation based on compensation data points gathered from similar job postings or existing salaries for the same or similar job title within the same market. Average salary insights are based on aggregate data and are not specific to any individual job posting.

Barista

National
$9.70 /hr

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Barista, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
AbilityLab | Chicago, IL 3 weeks ago

Barista
Alana's Coffee Roasters | Los Angeles, CA 3 days ago

Barista I
Sodexo Frontline | Los Angeles, CA 1 day ago

Coffee Cashier/Barista
Confidential | Percival, IA 3 days ago

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Barista

Baristas prepare and serve coffees, other beverages and baked treats to café and coffee house customers.

On a typical day, a barista's tasks might include:

  • Greeting customers, explaining menu and answering questions, listening to their orders, and preparing beverages and snacks as requested
  • Cleaning and stocking kitchen and customer areas
  • Operating coffee-making equipment according to instructions and performing preventative maintenance to keep it in good running order.

Average Salaries for

This estimated salary is an approximation based on compensation data points gathered from similar job postings or existing salaries for the same or similar job title within the same market. Average salary insights are based on aggregate data and are not specific to any individual job posting.

Barista

National
$9.70 /hr

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Recent Jobs Posted

Barista, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
AbilityLab | Chicago, IL 3 weeks ago

Barista
Alana's Coffee Roasters | Los Angeles, CA 3 days ago

Barista I
Sodexo Frontline | Los Angeles, CA 1 day ago

Coffee Cashier/Barista
Confidential | Percival, IA 3 days ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Barista
San Francisco, CA
$11.10 /hr
San Jose, CA
$11.00 /hr
Washington, DC
$10.85 /hr
San Diego, CA
$10.75 /hr
Philadelphia, PA
$10.10 /hr
Los Angeles, CA
$9.95 /hr
New York, NY
$9.65 /hr
Phoenix, AZ
$9.25 /hr
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

On a typical day, a barista's tasks might include:

  • Greeting customers, explaining menu and answering questions, listening to their orders, and preparing beverages and snacks as requested
  • Cleaning and stocking kitchen and customer areas
  • Operating coffee-making equipment according to instructions and performing preventative maintenance to keep it in good running order.

Insider Tips

On average, baristas earn an average hourly salary of $9.70. Tips and overtime rates can increase barista salaries. Pay rises steadily for the first 10 to 20 years, but then decreases noticeably once baristas have more than 20 years in the coffee business. Wages also vary depending on the barista's location and cost of living. Baristas in Boston and Washington, D.C., are among the best paid in the U.S.