Salary for Baristas

Also known as:  Cafe Server, Cafeteria Server, Concession Stand Attendant, Food Counter Worker, Hot Dog Vender, Ice Cream Server, Snack Bar Attendant helps hospitality and tourism professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Baristas serve customers at coffee bars or houses by taking orders and delivering coffee and other beverages in a timely and friendly manner. They have superior customer service skills and an extensive working knowledge of caffeinated and blended coffee drinks. Additionally, they are able to take and process payments at a cash register, and participate in inventory assistance. They maintain a clean and sanitary work space and are able to serve customers prepared foods such as sandwiches, bagels and donuts. They communicate effectively with other staff and customers alike in order to prepare quality beverages and ensure customer satisfaction. A high school diploma is required for employment in this professional field.

A Barista usually receives an average pay level on a scale from 8000 and 12000 based on experience and education levels. Baristas can expect salaries of Nineteen Thousand One Hundred dollars per annum.

Baristas can obtain the highest pay in Delaware, where they earn average pay levels of approximating $22400. People in this job function have the highest average potential salary in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they get average job salaries of $25380.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.75 percent nationwide in that time.
Baristas tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $25,380
Health Care and Social Assistance $22,040
Educational Services $22,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises $21,850
Finance and Insurance $21,340
Retail Trade $21,270
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $17,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $17,220
Information $18,510
Accommodation and Food Services $18,700
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $18,980
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $19,060