Tipping Etiquette for Service Providers: Who Should You Tip?
PayScale Salary Survey Tipping Data for 2007
Ever wonder if you should tip the DJ, your hairstylist or a wedding planner? To help you figure it out, we pulled together a list of the most common jobs held by people who reported tips of $10 or more per week in 2007. Sure, $10 doesn’t seem like much – but it can add up to a lot of money. For instance, someone who makes $30,000 a year without tips, could make an additional $250 a month in tips or $3000 a year. Even tips as a lower percentage of earnings can add up; Disc jockeys report that only 6 percent of their income is from tips – which would add up to about $2,700 per year.
Tipping Guide – Who Gets Tipped:
|•||People involved in weddings and other events: Disc Jockeys, Catering Managers, Meeting & Convention Services Managers, and Musicians and Singers.|
|•||People who get us from point A to point B: Chauffeurs, Taxi Drivers, Boat Captains and Mates, and Corporate Jet Pilots.|
|•||People who make us pretty: Manicurists and Pedicurists, Cosmetologists, Estheticians and Hairstylists.|
|•||People who love your pets as much as you do: Dog Groomers are listed, and you may also want to include Dog Walkers, and Doggie Day Care Attendants in your holiday tipping.|
|•||And, remember, it isn’t just the person you tip directly, it’s everyone else behind the scenes: Busboys/Girls, Restaurant and Bar Managers, Chefs, and Hosts, since your tip gets distributed amongst the entire team that helps you.|