How much does a Barista make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Barista in the United States is $11 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $10 and $12. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Barista

Barista greets customers, identifies their needs, and answers questions about menu items. Prepares and serves hot and cold beverages such as coffee, espresso, cappuccino, tea, chai, and similar beverages. Being a Barista may prepare and serve limited food items. Records sales, operates a cash register, and follows cash handling policies as required. Additionally, Barista may assist with store set-up, clean-up, and stocking of merchandise. May require a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Barista works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Zoe's Kitchen, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops and operates a chain of fast-casual restaurants. It operates a range of restaurant formats, including in-line, end-cap, and free-standing restaurants. As of February 22, 2018, the company operated owned and franchised 249 restaurants in 20 states of the United Sta... More
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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
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City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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