Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.6% (as fast as the average)


What Baristas Do

Prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.

Other Job Titles Baristas May Have

Barista, Catering Barista

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Shift Manager ,


The store would run smooth. Store would be clean and all the preparation for the day will be completed. Sales would be high and business will succeed.

Barista ,


I clock in at 6:40 am, i turn all the machines on and brew the coffee. I tend to my customers and make their drinks.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Receive and process customer payments.
  • Prepare or serve hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas.
  • Take customer orders and convey them to other employees for preparation.
  • Clean or sanitize work areas, utensils, or equipment.
  • Describe menu items to customers, or suggest products that might appeal to them.

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