Learn about the types of people who become baristas. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2022
35% of baristas work in full-time roles while 65% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a barista. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More women than men are interested in becoming baristas at a ratio of 1.08 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
74% of baristas are female and 26% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a barista and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a barista and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a barista than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of baristas are White, making up 69% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Other, making up 8% and 7% respectively.