As of 2015, Starbucks baristas make an estimated $10 per hour. Baristas at Starbucks make considerably more in comparison to baristas at other companies, as the average hourly rate of baristas in the United States is $8.74.
Starbucks baristas are given a variety of benefits that significantly increase their potential earnings. All Starbucks employees receive benefits, including a 401k plan and stock option bonuses. Baristas can expect to receive tips from customers that can add an average of $1,000 or more in earnings to their yearly pay. Depending on the individual performance of the store itself, baristas can sometimes receive cash bonuses at the end of the year.