Barista salary in California

Average salary
$22,000/yr
Based on 7,784 income tax records
$16,000
$39,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
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56+
 
$21K
 
$23K
 
$23K
 
$24K
 
$24K
$16,000
$39,000
How much do Baristas make?
The average total salary for a Barista is $22,000 per year. This is based on data from 7,784 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Barista and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Barista salary can vary between $16,000 to $39,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

Barista salary by location

Barista salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Compass Group, California
37 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$20K – $53K
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Apple, California
18 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$34K – $52K
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Verve, California
17 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$22K – $43K
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Blue Bottle Coffee, California
57 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$17K – $42K
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Philz Coffee, California
86 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$16K – $41K
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Nordstrom, California
11 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$16K – $40K
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Qdb Coffee, California
12 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$16K – $32K
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Safeway, California
52 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$16K – $39K
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Ralphs Grocery Company 703, California
34 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$16K – $40K
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Teamwork Human Resources, California
141 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$16K – $39K
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Albertsons, California
42 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$17K – $41K
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Dutch Bros Fairfield, California
11 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$18K – $32K
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Peet's Coffee, California
164 income tax records
$23,000/yr
$16K – $36K
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Dutch Bros Coffee, California
131 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$16K – $37K
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Target, California
153 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$16K – $32K
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Garrett Innovations, California
20 income tax records
$21,000/yr
$16K – $28K
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Starbucks, California
3,558 income tax records
$21,000/yr
$15K – $34K
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Barnes & Noble, California
11 income tax records
$21,000/yr
$17K – $26K
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Db Coffee Fresno, California
31 income tax records
$20,500/yr
$16K – $33K

Barista demographics in California

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94% are single
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6% are married
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6% have kids
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10% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Baristas in California

7,784 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a barista in California is $22,000 per year. Barista salaries in California can vary between $16,000 to $39,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 7,784 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as barista.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for baristas in California: Compass Group ($45,500 a year), Apple ($44,500 a year), and Verve ($35,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for baristas in California: Sunnyvale, CA ($32,000 a year), San Francisco, CA ($26,500 a year), and La Mesa, CA ($26,500 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.