Average Salary For Barristers In South Africa

A barista is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks. In Starbucks, over-the-counter employees are referred to as “baristas”, although the preparation process is fully automated.


Below are salaries earned by Barista In South Africa

A person working as a Bartender in South Africa typically earns around 13,100 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 6,410 ZAR (lowest) to 20,400 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Bartender salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria

Barista Salary Distribution in South Africa

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

Salary Range

Barista salaries in South Africa range from 6,410 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 20,400 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 13,300 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Barista(s) are earning less than 13,300 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 13,300 ZAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.


Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Barista(s) are earning less than 8,890 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,890 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Bartender(s) are earning less than 17,200 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 17,200 ZAR.

Barista Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How do experience and age affect your pay?

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Bartender salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Barista with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,600 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level of between two and five years is expected to earn 9,770 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two years of experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,500 ZAR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, Barista(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 16,700 ZAR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 17,900 ZAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 19,100 ZAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Barista average salary changes my experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years7,600 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+29%9,770 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+38%13,500 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+24%16,700 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+7%17,900 ZAR
20+ Years+7%19,100 ZAR

Bartender Salary Comparison By Education

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Bartender salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Barista is 10,800 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 17,800 ZAR per month, 65% more than someone having a High School degree.

Bartenders’ average salary difference by education level in South Africa

High School10,800 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+65%17,800 ZAR

Bartender Salary Comparison By Gender

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Bartender employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male13,500 ZAR
Female-7%12,500 ZAR

Bartender Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Bartender(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Bartenders (s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Bartender Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

A Bartender is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus

No Bonus

Bartender Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 75 ZAR. This means that the average Barista in South Africa earns approximately 75 ZAR for every worked hour.

How much money does a barista make in South Africa?

Coffee Shop Jobs by Hourly Rate

Job Title: BaristaRange: R18 – R34Average: R22
Waiter/WaitressRange: R14 – R18Average: R16
Coffee Shop ManagerRange: R0 – R0 (Estimated *)Average: R23
Pastry ChefRange: R0 – R0 (Estimated *)Average: R25

How much do Starbucks baristas make in South Africa?

Starbucks Corporation Jobs by Hourly Rate

Job Title: BaristaRange: R25 – R38 (Estimated *)Average: R30

How old do you have to be to work at Starbucks in South Africa?

16 years old

Employment Requirements

Starbucks jobs call for applicants to be at least 16 years old.

How much does it cost to open a Starbucks in South Africa?

Michael Treherne, the market analyst at Vestact, told AFP that the Starbucks name was strong in South Africa but “the current model is simply too expensive to operate.” It costs an estimated R 5521386.06 to R 8676463.81 to open each new store.

How much is a Starbucks drink in South Africa?

Starbucks coffee prices for South Africa

Caffè LatteR27R33
Caffè AmericanoR22R28
Caramel MacchiatoR32R38

Is Starbucks successful in South Africa?

Starbucks’ partner in South Africa just sold its 13 stores for less than the cost to build its flagship location. The first Starbucks in sub-Saharan Africa opened in 2016 through a partnership between Starbucks and South Africa’s Taste Holdings. … Slow economic growth in South Africa has squeezed consumers’ pockets.