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How Your Tips Impact Incomes
PayScale's 2012-2013 Tipping Study
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Are you a generous tipper? Your waitress hopes so. For many of today's service workers, tips make up a significant part of their income, sometimes up to 60 percent. Your tip is more than an expression of appreciation for good service - your tip could be somebody's livelihood.

If you are curious to see who relies on your gratuity the most, check out our list of typical service worker pay and tips sorted by percentage of income. It might open your eyes to how important a 20 percent tip could be. For example, your bartender takes a 52 percent pay cut if you stiff him for that martini.

Want to know more about typical tip amounts? Check out our tipping infographic to help ensure you are never stingy again.
Job Title Industry Typical
Hours
Median
Hourly
Tips
Median
Hourly
Base Pay
Total
Hourly Income
Percent
Income
from Tips
Frequency of
Tips Reported
Gaming Dealer Casino Full-time $11.10 $7.60 $18.70 59% Very Frequently
Waiter/Waitress Restaurant Part-time $6.90 $5.10 $12.00 58% Very Frequently
Bartender Bar Part-time $8.30 $7.70 $16.00 52% Very Frequently
Banquet Captain Entertainment Full-time $7.40 $8.90 $16.30 45% Frequently
Exotic Dancer Entertainment Limited Time $19.70 $25.30 $45.00 44% Very Frequently
Bar Manager Bar Full-time $7.50 $11.10 $18.60 40% Very Frequently
Valet Hotel Full-time $5.10 $8.10 $13.20 39% Very Frequently
Busser Restaurant Limited Time $4.10 $7.10 $11.20 37% Very Frequently
Sommelier Restaurant Full-time $10.20 $19.70 $29.90 34% Frequently
Baggage Porter or Bellhop Hotel Full-time $3.80 $8.20 $12.00 32% Frequently
Dining Room Attendant Restaurant Part-time $3.60 $7.70 $11.30 32% Frequently
Pizza Delivery Driver Restaurant Part-time $3.40 $7.20 $10.60 32% Very Frequently
Hotel Floor Manager Hotel Full-time $5.20 $11.50 $16.70 31% Occassionally
Food Runner Restaurant Part-time $3.00 $7.20 $10.20 29% Very Frequently
Taxi Driver Travel Full-time $5.00 $12.80 $17.80 28% Frequently
Bell Captain Hotel Full-time $3.40 $9.20 $12.60 27% Very Frequently
Chauffeur Travel Part-time $5.30 $15.70 $21.00 25% Frequently
Beautician Health and Beauty Part-time $4.10 $13.70 $17.80 23% Frequently
Butler Personal Services Full-time $5.80 $18.90 $24.70 23% Frequently
Tour Guide Travel Part-time $3.30 $11.20 $14.50 23% Frequently
Hairdresser / Hairstylist Assistant Health and Beauty Part-time $2.00 $7.30 $9.30 22% Very Frequently
Non-Medical Esthetician Health and Beauty Part-time $3.40 $12.20 $15.60 22% Very Frequently
Hairdresser / Hairstylist Health and Beauty Part-time $3.00 $11.10 $14.10 21% Very Frequently
Nail Technician Health and Beauty Part-time $2.80 $10.50 $13.30 21% Very Frequently
Banquet Manager Entertainment Full-time $4.70 $19.40 $24.10 20% Frequently
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Personal Services Limited Time $4.20 $16.50 $20.70 20% Very Frequently
Disc Jockey (DJ) Entertainment Limited Time $4.90 $21.40 $26.30 19% Frequently
Barber Health and Beauty Full-time $2.50 $11.10 $13.60 18% Very Frequently
Clinical Esthetician Health and Beauty Part-time $2.90 $13.10 $16.00 18% Frequently
Doorman Hotel Full-time $2.80 $12.70 $15.50 18% Frequently
Restaurant Host/Hostess Restaurant Part-time $1.90 $8.40 $10.30 18% Frequently
Salon Manager Personal Services Full-time $2.70 $12.30 $15.00 18% Frequently
Food and Beverage Manager Restaurant Full-time $3.60 $18.20 $21.80 17% Occassionally
Tattoo Artist Health and Beauty Full-time $4.90 $24.30 $29.20 17% Frequently
Restaurant Assistant Manager Restaurant Full-time $2.50 $13.10 $15.60 16% Occassionally
Catering Manager Entertainment Full-time $2.60 $15.20 $17.80 15% Occassionally
Restaurant Manager Restaurant Full-time $2.60 $15.20 $17.80 15% Occassionally
Spa Manager Health and Beauty Full-time $2.60 $14.30 $16.90 15% Occassionally
Sushi Chef Restaurant Full-time $2.50 $14.00 $16.50 15% Frequently
Food Caterer Restaurant Part-time $1.60 $10.90 $12.50 13% Frequently
Short Order Cook Restaurant Part-time $1.20 $8.40 $9.60 13% Frequently
Barista Restaurant Part-time $1.20 $8.70 $9.90 12% Very Frequently
Coffee Shop Manager Restaurant Full-time $1.50 $11.20 $12.70 12% Frequently
Gaming Cage Worker Casino Full-time $1.60 $12.30 $13.90 12% Very Frequently
Makeup Artist Health and Beauty Part-time $1.70 $12.70 $14.40 12% Occassionally
Dog Grooming Salon Manager Personal Services Full-time $1.90 $15.80 $17.70 11% Frequently
Mover Other Part-time $1.30 $10.70 $12.00 11% Frequently
Food Counter Attendant Restaurant Part-time $1.00 $8.70 $9.70 10% Frequently
Cafe Manager Restaurant Full-time $1.30 $12.80 $14.10 9% Frequently
Wedding Planner Personal Services Full-time $1.60 $16.30 $17.90 9% Occassionally
Concierge Hotel Full-time $1.00 $12.00 $13.00 8% Frequently
Dog Groomer Personal Services Full-time $1.10 $12.10 $13.20 8% Very Frequently
Pizza Chef Restaurant Part-time $0.70 $8.40 $9.10 8% Frequently
Crew Leader Restaurant Full-time $0.60 $8.50 $9.10 7% Occassionally
Musician or Singer Entertainment Limited Time $4.70 $61.20 $65.90 7% Occassionally
Pizza Store Assistant Manager Restaurant Full-time $0.60 $8.60 $9.20 7% Occassionally
Fast Food Worker Restaurant Part-time $0.50 $8.00 $8.50 6% Occassionally
Tow Truck Driver Other Full-time $0.60 $10.70 $11.30 5% Occassionally
House Cleaner Personal Services Full-time $0.50 $12.30 $12.80 4% Occassionally
Line Service Technician Other Full-time $0.40 $11.10 $11.50 3% Frequently
Steam Cleaner Personal Services Full-time $0.30 $11.80 $12.10 2% Frequently


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