Barista Pay In 2013: A Sprudge Survey

We’re investigating barista pay throughout the world and would like the help of our barista readers. In 2013, how much are you getting paid?

If you’re a barista, please consider filling out this four question anonymous survey. We will share our findings in June 2013.

Comments open.



  1. JIm

    14 April

    Cost of living and prevailing wages vary so much regionally. I’m not sure how one would avoid comparing apples to oranges.

  2. Coffee Guy

    13 April

    It’s quite difficult for a coffee lover like myself to get into the industry. Most positions require experience as a barista, and I’ve yet to find a way to live off that pay.


      14 April

      Making the jump from a corporate environment to coffee, you are going to have to change your standard of living. The non monetary rewards are pretty great, and there is still a lot of money to be made in coffee retail. I would say that there are a lot of quality shops that will train if you bring the passion for coffee, customer experience AND cleaning.

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