Barista earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level barista earnings begin at:

$11.15 per hour

$23,190 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level barista earnings begin at:

$9.84 per hour

$20,460 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level barista earnings begin at:

$9.41 per hour

$19,580 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level barista earnings begin at:

$9.05 per hour

$18,830 per year

10th percentile

Starting level barista earnings begin at:

$8.80 per hour

$18,300 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Barista salary by state

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

How do barista salaries compare to similar careers?

Baristas earn about the same as related careers in Guam. On average, they make less than bakers but more than maitres d'.

Career Median Salary
Baker salary $19K
Food preparation worker salary $19K
Amusement attendant salary $20K
Cashier salary $19K
Food server salary $19K
Barista salary $20K
Housekeeper salary $19K
Maitre d' salary $19K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)