Average Barista Salary
$24,000 yearly
$8.57 hourly
Updated July 8, 2021
$20,000
10 %
$24,000
Median
$30,000
90 %
Baristas in the United States make an average salary of $24,656 per year or $11.85 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $20,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $30,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Maine, Vermont, Oregon, and New Hampshire provide the highest barista salaries.

Average Barista Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where baristas earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Barista average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$21,850
$21,850
$10.50
$10.50
Alaska
Alaska
$28,605
$28,605
$13.75
$13.75
Arizona
Arizona
$23,303
$23,303
$11.20
$11.20
Arkansas
Arkansas
$22,415
$22,415
$10.78
$10.78
California
California
$26,399
$26,399
$12.69
$12.69
Colorado
Colorado
$23,173
$23,173
$11.14
$11.14
Connecticut
Connecticut
$26,824
$26,824
$12.90
$12.90
Delaware
Delaware
$24,779
$24,779
$11.91
$11.91
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$24,018
$24,018
$11.55
$11.55
Florida
Florida
$21,313
$21,313
$10.25
$10.25
Georgia
Georgia
$21,943
$21,943
$10.55
$10.55
Hawaii
Hawaii
$23,327
$23,327
$11.21
$11.21
Idaho
Idaho
$24,397
$24,397
$11.73
$11.73
Illinois
Illinois
$24,667
$24,667
$11.86
$11.86
Indiana
Indiana
$23,861
$23,861
$11.47
$11.47
Iowa
Iowa
$24,591
$24,591
$11.82
$11.82
Kansas
Kansas
$23,327
$23,327
$11.21
$11.21
Kentucky
Kentucky
$23,058
$23,058
$11.09
$11.09
Louisiana
Louisiana
$21,452
$21,452
$10.31
$10.31
Maine
Maine
$27,877
$27,877
$13.40
$13.40
Maryland
Maryland
$24,274
$24,274
$11.67
$11.67
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$27,454
$27,454
$13.20
$13.20
Michigan
Michigan
$25,397
$25,397
$12.21
$12.21
Minnesota
Minnesota
$26,465
$26,465
$12.72
$12.72
Mississippi
Mississippi
$21,716
$21,716
$10.44
$10.44
Missouri
Missouri
$23,354
$23,354
$11.23
$11.23
Montana
Montana
$24,163
$24,163
$11.62
$11.62
Nebraska
Nebraska
$24,043
$24,043
$11.56
$11.56
Nevada
Nevada
$25,055
$25,055
$12.05
$12.05
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$27,615
$27,615
$13.28
$13.28
New Jersey
New Jersey
$25,956
$25,956
$12.48
$12.48
New Mexico
New Mexico
$22,614
$22,614
$10.87
$10.87
New York
New York
$26,237
$26,237
$12.61
$12.61
North Carolina
North Carolina
$22,545
$22,545
$10.84
$10.84
North Dakota
North Dakota
$27,085
$27,085
$13.02
$13.02
Ohio
Ohio
$24,177
$24,177
$11.62
$11.62
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$22,495
$22,495
$10.81
$10.81
Oregon
Oregon
$27,807
$27,807
$13.37
$13.37
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$25,200
$25,200
$12.12
$12.12
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$27,245
$27,245
$13.10
$13.10
South Carolina
South Carolina
$22,122
$22,122
$10.64
$10.64
South Dakota
South Dakota
$25,088
$25,088
$12.06
$12.06
Tennessee
Tennessee
$22,452
$22,452
$10.79
$10.79
Texas
Texas
$21,779
$21,779
$10.47
$10.47
Utah
Utah
$23,049
$23,049
$11.08
$11.08
Vermont
Vermont
$27,851
$27,851
$13.39
$13.39
Virginia
Virginia
$23,425
$23,425
$11.26
$11.26
Washington
Washington
$27,366
$27,366
$13.16
$13.16
West Virginia
West Virginia
$23,480
$23,480
$11.29
$11.29
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$25,672
$25,672
$12.34
$12.34
Wyoming
Wyoming
$23,535
$23,535
$11.31
$11.31

Highest Paying Cities For Barista

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Novato, CA
Novato, CA
$28,787
$28,787
$13.84
$13.84
Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, WA
$27,773
$27,773
$13.35
$13.35
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$27,742
$27,742
$13.34
$13.34
Reno, NV
Reno, NV
$27,410
$27,410
$13.18
$13.18
Albany, NY
Albany, NY
$27,326
$27,326
$13.14
$13.14
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$26,441
$26,441
$12.71
$12.71

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Server/Barista

    Avg. salary: $22,887

    A server/barista is someone who makes and serves beverages and foods, such as coffee, tea, and sandwiches or baked goods. He or she should be able to explain menu items to customers to ensure customer satisfaction. Other responsibilities include knowing food and beverage quality controls and updating displays to attract customers. The core skills that a server/barista should possess include excellent listening and communication skills and the ability to cope up with a physically demanding work environment. A candidate with a high school diploma or equivalent could qualify for the position.
    32,471 Server/Barista Jobs
    Lead Barista

    Avg. salary: $30,782

    A Lead Barista provides quality customer service and demonstrates knowledge of coffee equipment, products, and menu products. Lead baristas serve all products with friendly and individualized attention towards each customer. They are responsible for making a difference to customers by educating them about our premium coffees. They establish relationships with customers and foster a positive and friendly store environment. They also assist new team members in the training program and provide technical guidance.
    18,927 Lead Barista Jobs

    Barista Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a barista can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Baristas The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Hy-Vee and Harris Teeter as they offer the highest salaries for baristas.
    Company
    Company
    Avg. Salary
    Range
    $27k
    $32k
    $31,344
    $27k
    $32k

    Recently Added Barista Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Barista, Ontario Airport
    Barista, Ontario Airport
    Ontario, CA
    Ontario, CA
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    06/30/2021
    Delaware North
    Delaware North
    Barista, Boise Airport
    Barista, Boise Airport
    Barista, Boise Airport
    Boise, ID
    Boise, ID
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    06/30/2021
    Barista-PRN (AS Needed)
    Barista-PRN (AS Needed)
    Arlington, TX
    Arlington, TX
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    06/30/2021
    Barista, Charleston Airport
    Barista, Charleston Airport
    Charleston, SC
    Charleston, SC
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $22,957
    $22,957
    06/30/2021
    Delaware North
    Delaware North
    Barista, Atlanta Airport
    Barista, Atlanta Airport
    Barista, Atlanta Airport
    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $22,540
    $22,540
    06/30/2021
    Barista, Big Meadows Lodge
    Barista, Big Meadows Lodge
    Luray, VA
    Luray, VA
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $22,957
    $22,957
    06/30/2021
    Delaware North
    Delaware North
    Barista, Tulsa Airport
    Barista, Tulsa Airport
    Barista, Tulsa Airport
    Tulsa, OK
    Tulsa, OK
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    06/30/2021
    Delaware North
    Delaware North
    Barista, Lexington Airport
    Barista, Lexington Airport
    Barista, Lexington Airport
    Lexington, KY
    Lexington, KY
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    06/30/2021
    La Patisserie
    La Patisserie
    French Bakery Barista WHO Loves Pastries As Much As Coffee :)
    French Bakery Barista WHO Loves Pastries As Much As Coffee :)
    French Bakery Barista WHO Loves Pastries As Much As Coffee :)
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    06/30/2021
    Barista
    Barista
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    06/30/2021

    Average Barista Salary by Demographic

    Barista Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $24,330
    female-income
    Female Income
    $24,337
    Median Barista Income by Race
    Hispanic or latino baristas have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american baristas have the lowest average salary at $24,095.
    $26,000
    $25,000
    $24,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$24,174
    Black or African American$24,095
    Asian$24,473
    Unknown$24,200
    Hispanic or Latino$24,727
    Average Barista Salary by Education Level
    Baristas with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $25,451 annually. With a Bachelors degree, baristas earn a median annual income of $25,133 compared to $24,891 for baristas with an Associate degree.
    $27,000
    $26,000
    $25,000
    $24,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$24,337
    Some College/ Associate Degree$24,891
    Bachelor's Degree$25,133
    Master's Degree$25,451