The average hourly wage for a Starbucks barista is $8.77, based on 784 responses to the Glassdoor website. This amount does not include tips that baristas may receive, and it also does not include either cash bonuses or stock options.
Typically, baristas at Starbucks earn less than shift supervisors and store managers. However, Starbucks also provides health benefits and incentives, such as tuition reimbursement for all of its regular employees. Starbucks may be willing to help baristas who are struggling financially. There is a Cup Fund that baristas can join if they need some extra cash; however, they are required to perform additional duties to receive this help.