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 7% less than similar careers in Kentucky. On average, they make less than restaurant cooks but more than lifeguards.

Career Median Salary
Restaurant cook salary $20K
Amusement attendant salary $19K
Host and hostess salary $20K
Food preparation worker salary $19K
Food server salary $19K
Barista salary $18K
Lifeguard salary $17K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)