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Tipping Etiquette for Service Providers: Who Should You Tip?

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.


Job
Title

Percent of Pay from Tips

Median Hourly Pay

Waiter

61%

$12.20

Gaming Dealer

59%

$21.30

Bartender

47%

$15.80

Sommelier

46%

$27.30

Bar Manager

45%

$16.80

Pizza Delivery Driver

36%

$10.60

Front of House Manager (Restaurant)

33%

$15.10

Banquet Manager

30%

$16.80

Chauffeur

28%

$16.00

Hairstylist

24%

$12.40

Taxi Driver

24%

$23.70

Cosmetologist

22%

$11.20

Busboy/Girl

21%

$8.60

Bell Captain

19%

$13.40

Manicurist or Pedicurist

19%

$13.30

Bus Driver

17%

$14.80

Hair Salon and Spa Manager

16%

$15.20

Restaurant Manager

16%

$15.90

Barber

14%

$17.30

Esthetician

14%

$17.40

Counter Attendant

13%

$10.10

Catering Manager

13%

$17.60

Hotel Guest Services Manager

13%

$20.00

Meeting & Convention Services Manager

13%

$17.50

Coffee Shop Manager

12%

$10.60

Gaming Cage Worker

11%

$15.20

Barista

11%

$9.20

Pizza Chef

10%

$8.40

Concierge

9%

$16.30

Massage Therapist

8%

$26.00

Restaurant Host/Hostess

8%

$9.00

Head Chef

8%

$15.60

Automobile Detailer

8%

$13.00

Sous Chef

8%

$16.80

Dog Groomer

7%

$13.90

Housekeeper

7%

$11.80

Captain or Mate of Water Vessels

7%

$19.20

Disc Jockey

6%

$21.10

Tow Truck Driver

6%

$17.50

Hotel Housekeeper

6%

$9.00

Satellite Antenna Installer

6%

$17.30

Van Driver

6%

$12.40

Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance

5%

$20.80

Corporate Jet Aircraft Pilot

5%

$26.40

Musician or Singer

4%

$33.90

Locksmith

3%

$15.00

Swimming Pool & Spa Technician

2%

$25.50

1 Comment

  1. 1 jha 25 Feb
    What about ski instructors? 

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