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Barista hourly salaries in the United States at Starbucks

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Above national average
Average $14.80
Low $7.50
High $23.95

Salary estimated from 10,101 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: September 21, 2023

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Common benefits at Starbucks

Benefits information is taken from jobs posted on Indeed.

Financial perks

  • Employee discount
  • Stock purchase plan


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan
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Reviews about Pay & Benefits for Barista in Starbucks

Great Company, Great Commitment, Environment Can Be Difficult

During my time at Starbucks, it was clear from the very beginning everyone's commitment to the brand and the atmosphere. Everyone kept in touch, and communication was key. Customers were very friendly and so were the staff. Initially, it was a fun place to work and develop skills that would've been impossible in a slower workplace. Although I'm sure there are many Starbucks locations that don't suffer this problem, a lot of in-fighting did occur during my time there. Whether it was for petty reasons or pure overexertion, it became a tense atmosphere. I eventually decided the job wasn't for me, but don't let this stop you from applying! My experience is not the same as everywhere else, and I'm sure the situation's far improved over time. It was a good place to work, and the benefits are plentiful should you stay at the company long enough.
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Very good work environment

Its a coffee shop! Employees are always friendly and love chatting. You talk to customers all day about how there life is going and at the same time, you get free coffee!
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Coworkers were great

Working at Starbucks was always great, everyone was easy to get along with and the way we made coffee was simple and easy.
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Common questions about salaries at Starbucks

How much does a Barista make at Starbucks in the United States?

Average Starbucks Barista hourly pay in the United States is approximately $14.80, which is 12% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 44,163 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalized comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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