Baristas

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.76%
  2. Private, not for profit2.45%
  3. State and local government2.37%
  4. Self-employed1.82%
  5. Federal government0.31%

Job Outlook

Overall employment of food and beverage serving and related workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 1,032,100 openings for food and beverage serving and related workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$23,860

State-by-state Salary

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$32,120
$18,770
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 57%
  • High school 28%
  • Some college 8%
  • Bachelor's degree 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Food Production
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
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