Barista earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Barista salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $28,089
Alabama $19,093
Arkansas $19,174
Arizona $21,404
California $26,198
Colorado $23,330
Connecticut $23,960
District of Columbia $28,910
Delaware $19,990
Florida $23,264
Georgia $20,781
Guam $19,580
Hawaii $26,871
Iowa $21,303
Idaho $20,712
Illinois $22,324
Indiana $19,311
Kansas $21,033
Kentucky $17,712
Louisiana $18,110
Massachusetts $25,080
Maryland $22,050
Maine $22,150
Michigan $22,870
Minnesota $22,350
Missouri $21,300
Mississippi $18,720
Montana $20,120
North Carolina $19,570
North Dakota $23,850
Nebraska $20,500
New Hampshire $21,930
New Jersey $20,170
New Mexico $19,370
Nevada $24,190
New York $25,680
Ohio $21,150
Oklahoma $18,760
Oregon $26,020
Pennsylvania $20,690
Puerto Rico $18,120
Rhode Island $24,030
South Carolina $19,150
South Dakota $20,430
Tennessee $19,270
Texas $19,718
Utah $20,210
Virginia $20,700
Virgin Islands $21,280
Vermont $24,010
Washington $25,460
Wisconsin $18,850
West Virginia $20,370
Wyoming $19,640

How do barista salaries compare to similar careers?

Baristas earn about the same as related careers in District of Columbia. On average, they make less than restaurant cooks but more than hosts and hostesses.

Career Median Salary
Restaurant cook salary $33K
Baker salary $30K
Nail technician salary $28K
Janitor salary $30K
Food batchmaker salary $31K
Barista salary $29K
Food preparation worker salary $29K
Amusement attendant salary $27K
Dietetic technician salary $28K
Host and hostess salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)