Roaster Salary Query

sbybee

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A question about industry standards in roaster wages/salary. I am about to negotiate my two-year pay review with my boss at a medium sized coffee roaster/retailer in the upper midwest. I was wondering if anyone out there knows of any resources I could use to determine an industry standard for coffee roasters' salary in this part of the country. I have been to monster.com and salary.com to use their salary calculators, but I was hoping to find a website or message board that could give me some detailed figures of average roaster pay depending on experience, location, duties, etc. Any ideas??
 

BeanGrinder

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You might PM Topher and ask his opinion. He's the only roaster I know that earns a small fortune for dropping beans. Topher has been around a long time (started at a very young age), so he could counsel you on job negotiations. I earn 85% of the company's net profit, but I own the company....so I'm no help.

Anyway, good luck with it.

-BG
 
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sbybee

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Thanks for the reply...I was able to find some general salary figures on a website called Payscale.com, which I believe is a puppet of monster.com. Also found a few postings for roaster positions around the country with salaries listed. My position, needless to say, has been slightly underpaid for a while now...let's hope that changes soon.
 

topher

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FPDOC...hahaha you have to be kidding!! Where did you get your facts? OMG! That works out to less than $8 an hour! Not even close..it pays more like $8.50 an hour...and as before just kidding! :roll:
 

FPDoc78

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My bad I used payscale.com which appears to be coffee roasters in Canada. cbsalary.com states that the average salary in Seattle where living expenses and salaries are much higher is 33k.
 

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