There are currently an estimated 505,200 baristas in the United States. The barista job market is expected to grow by 4.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are baristas?

CareerExplorer rates baristas with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 32,500 baristas. That number is based on 23,100 additional baristas, and the retirement of 9,400 existing baristas.

What’s the supply of baristas?

The barista industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Barista job market by state

State Name Employed Baristas
California 44,500
Texas 42,200
Florida 36,070
New Jersey 31,890
New York 28,970
Massachusetts 22,550
Illinois 18,310
Ohio 17,580
Minnesota 16,230
Washington 14,550
Arizona 12,070
Tennessee 11,250
Pennsylvania 11,120
Michigan 10,710
Oregon 9,240
North Carolina 9,220
Virginia 9,010
Georgia 7,850
Missouri 7,700
Indiana 7,140
Iowa 6,450
Connecticut 6,320
Oklahoma 5,700
Colorado 5,310
Kansas 4,990
Alabama 4,880
Hawaii 4,840
Nevada 4,520
Wisconsin 4,340
Maine 4,250
Louisiana 4,110
Utah 4,070
Nebraska 3,390
South Dakota 3,300
Puerto Rico 3,120
Rhode Island 2,920
New Mexico 2,570
Alaska 2,540
Idaho 2,530
Kentucky 2,290
District of Columbia 2,120
South Carolina 2,100
Mississippi 2,040
West Virginia 1,740
North Dakota 1,660
New Hampshire 1,600
Delaware 1,550
Arkansas 1,450
Vermont 1,320
Wyoming 790
Montana 510
Guam 360
Virgin Islands 70