Barista Wage Calculator Survey: Participants Needed

Thursday, 30 January, 2020

The sensitive topic of wages, salaries, experience and value to a coffee shop, café or roastery is ongoing on social media and wherever baristas and coffee professionals gather. Business owners, employers and staff need to have some kind of tool to establish, not only what an employee in their coffee business should earn based on their qualifications and experience, but also what is a liveable wage based on the employees actual circumstances.

This is the first survey in building the BWC tool with Open Cities Lab and the support of SCASA, Ciro Coffee Academy and Coffee Magazine. The information gathered in this questionnaire is confidential and anonymous. Please be as honest as possible. Barista is defined here as an individual that makes coffees in their establishment.

Coffee has the power to change lives, let's all do our part to make this industry better and better.

Important information for Baristas:

- Your information is anonymous and safe. It will not be shared to any parties.

- We need at least 300 participants so please spread the word

- There is a place at the end of the survey to put in your contact details if you wish to be involved in future parts of this project. You do not have to put in these details.

- If you have any questions, please email

Find the survey here:

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