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Barista Salary

How Much Does a Barista Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Barista in the United States is a month or $37,839 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, Indeed and ZipRecruiter.

Average Barista Base Salary:

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$18.19
$18.19
18.19

The average wage for a Barista is per hour, excluding tips.

Customers often leave tips to Baristas as a gesture of appreciation for the service provided, and the amount is typically left to the discretion of the customer. In some cases, coffee shops may have a tip jar or a system for tipping when paying with credit or debit cards.

Annual Mean Wage of Baristas by State

[Calculated using Glassdoor, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Talent.com data]

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Barista Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$28,998

New York City

Annual mean wage

$36,735

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$36,686

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$38,486

[Calculated using Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Salary.com, Glassdoor and Talent.com data]

High-Paying Cities for Baristas

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Chicago, IL36,68617.64
Los Angeles, CA38,48618.50
Miami, FL28,99813.94
NYC, NY36,73517.66

Average Barista Salary by State

Explore the average Barista salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$29,359
Alaska$35,732
Arizona$30,910
Arkansas$30,314
California$37,933
Colorado$5,002
Connecticut$32,351
Delaware$31,122
Florida$31,653
Georgia$28,046
Hawaii$36,965
Idaho$29,182
Illinois$33,203
Indiana$28,668
Iowa$28,067
Kansas$28,027
Kentucky$30,707
Louisiana$25,433
Maine$36,262
Maryland$35,612
Massachusetts$37,635
Michigan$31,766
Minnesota$32,118
Mississippi$23,755
Missouri$30,321
Montana$32,503
Nebraska$28,943
Nevada$31,392
New Hampshire$35,271
New Jersey$35,303
New Mexico$31,311
New York$34,212
North Carolina$31,513
North Dakota$31,790
Ohio$29,858
Oklahoma$27,834
Oregon$37,984
Pennsylvania$30,492
Rhode Island$36,007
South Carolina$30,845
South Dakota$30,927
Tennessee$29,284
Texas$29,139
Utah$29,248
Vermont$33,976
Virginia$31,879
Washington$36,961
West Virginia$26,816
Wisconsin$30,735
Wyoming$29,163
District of Columbia$39,521

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Barista Get Paid?

Baristas in the U.S. earn more than Barbacks and Waiters but less than Prep Cooks.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Barback
Waiter/Waitress
Prep Cook

Labor Laws and Taxes for Baristas

As a Barista, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, overtime pay, leave and tipping policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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