Barista salary in the United States

Average salary
$21,500/yr
Based on 36,579 income tax records
$15,500
$38,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
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$21K
 
$23K
 
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$24K
 
$22K
$15,500
$38,500
How much do Baristas make?
The average total salary for a Barista is $21,500 per year. This is based on data from 36,579 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Barista and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Barista salary can vary between $15,500 to $38,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Barista salary by location

Barista salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Compass Group, Santa Clara County, CA
21 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$23K – $53K
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Apple, Santa Clara County, CA
16 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$34K – $51K
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Philz Coffee, Santa Clara County, CA
11 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$18K – $41K
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Blue Bottle Coffee, Kings County, NY
11 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$26K – $41K
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Dutch Bros Coffee, Adams County, CO
10 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$16K – $41K
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Red Leaf Organic Coffee, Cowlitz County, WA
13 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$16K – $42K
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Bjk Murphy Enterprises, Columbia County, OR
10 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$26K – $47K
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Kroger 701, Snohomish County, WA
16 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$19K – $42K
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La Colombe Holdings, Cook County, IL
11 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$16K – $50K
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Cafe Elite, Pierce County, WA
14 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$18K – $46K
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Caesars Entertainment, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$24K – $36K
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Stumptown Coffee Corp, Multnomah County, OR
10 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$18K – $36K
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Roberts Coffee, Clackamas County, OR
13 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$17K – $49K
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Safeway, King County, WA
25 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$16K – $45K
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Eastco Central, Marion County, OR
14 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$17K – $39K
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Peet's Coffee, San Mateo County, CA
15 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$20K – $36K
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Teamwork Human Resources, Yolo County, CA
14 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $39K
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Jackson County Db, Jackson County, OR
32 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$17K – $41K
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Starbucks, Porter County, IN
17 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$20K – $32K
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Target, Tarrant County, TX
10 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$17K – $32K
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Qdb Coffee, Contra Costa County, CA
10 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$16K – $31K
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Wake Up, Spokane County, WA
10 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$19K – $36K
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Thompson Mccarthy Coffee, Maricopa County, AZ
91 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$16K – $34K
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Gtg Ventures 2 Dutch Bros Sp, Spokane County, WA
42 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$17K – $42K
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83Rd Thunderbird Db, Maricopa County, AZ
22 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$18K – $31K
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Albertsons, San Diego County, CA
10 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$18K – $35K
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Ralphs Grocery Company 703, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$16K – $34K
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Garrett Innovations, Sacramento County, CA
15 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$19K – $28K
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Frys Food Drug Stores 660, Maricopa County, AZ
29 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$16K – $29K
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Eastco South, Linn County, OR
13 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$20K – $37K
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Dutch Bros Fairfield, Solano County, CA
11 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$18K – $32K
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Keystone Paying Agent, Orange County, FL
11 income tax records
$23,000/yr
$20K – $38K
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HMS Host, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$19K – $34K
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Arabica, Salt Lake County, UT
12 income tax records
$22,000/yr
$16K – $37K
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Stewart Sons Enterprises, Lane County, OR
19 income tax records
$22,000/yr
$17K – $27K
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Eastco North, Marion County, OR
12 income tax records
$22,000/yr
$19K – $42K
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Enjack, Whatcom County, WA
10 income tax records
$22,000/yr
$17K – $28K
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Dutch Bros Oc, Clackamas County, OR
26 income tax records
$21,000/yr
$16K – $35K
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Db Coffee Fresno, Fresno County, CA
29 income tax records
$20,500/yr
$16K – $33K
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Colectivo Coffee Roaster, Milwaukee County, WI
19 income tax records
$20,500/yr
$16K – $34K
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Gourmet Latte, Snohomish County, WA
11 income tax records
$20,500/yr
$18K – $30K
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Wight Operations, Ada County, ID
25 income tax records
$20,000/yr
$16K – $30K
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Randalls, Canyon County, ID
22 income tax records
$19,000/yr
$15K – $30K
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Caribou Coffee Operating Company, Hennepin County, MN
24 income tax records
$18,500/yr
$15K – $27K

Barista demographics in United States

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91% are single
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9% are married
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8% have kids
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9% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Baristas in United States

36,579 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a barista in the United States is $21,500 per year. Barista salaries in the United States can vary between $15,500 to $38,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 36,579 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as barista.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for baristas in the United States: Compass Group ($48,000 a year), Apple ($42,500 a year), and Philz Coffee ($37,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for baristas in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($24,500 a year), Seattle Metro Area, WA ($24,500 a year), and Portland Metro Area, ME ($24,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.