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How to Tip Properly in the US

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It’s really a headache problem for a non-local person to tip properly. Before I come to the US, I have no experience about this. Unfortunately, I didn’t do any preparation about tipping before I come here. Fortunately, I find this table :D

Tipping Situation Percentage of Customers Who tip Them Low Tippers Give Average Tippers Give High Tippers Give If You Don’t Tip, You’re … Tips Are What Percent of Their Salary? Other Notes
WAITER 99.5% < 17% 17 - 20% > 20% The worst 85 - 100% Even if service sucks, never go below 15%; If there’s an 18% automatic gratuity added and you normally would have tipped higher, add in the extra. If you have a coupon, tip on the pre-coupon price.
RESTAURANT DELIVERY 95% < $2 $2 or $3 $4 or 20% The worst 30-70% Add a little extra in bad weather.
RESTAURANT TAKEOUT 35% $0 $0 - 1 10 - 20% Fine N/A Not necessary, but if you order for 10 people and it’s all carefully packaged, that takes time. Tip.
BARTENDER 98% $1 / beer; $1 / cocktail; < 15% of larger tabs $1 / beer; $2 / cocktail; 15 - 20% of larger tabs $2 / beer; $2 - 3 / cocktail; > 20% of larger tabs The worst 70 - 100% The longer they spend making you a drink, the more you should tip.
BARISTA 60% $0 Loose change $1 or more A little cheap but fine 20 - 40% You’re more obligated to tip if your drink took time to make, but it’s nice to tip anyway, especially if you’re a regular.
CAB DRIVER 90% < 10% 10-18% > 18% Super cheap 15 - 30% Tip more if you get off somewhere where they’re unlickely to find a customer.
VALET GUY 90% $1 $2 - 4 $5 or more Super cheap 50 - 75% N/A
HOTEL BELLMAN 85% $2 - 5 total, depending on number of bags $2 / bag, $5 minimum in total $4 - 5 / bag Super cheap 50 - 75% Apparently they’ll stand and wait for a tip for three seconds, but that’s the max before they’re being rude.
APARTMENT DOORMAN 95% (only on Christmas) $20 - 50 $50 - 100 $100 - 500 Not nice 10 - 20% Almost no one tips for anything other than Christmas; you’ll be remembered if you do.
HAIR OR NAIL SALON / BARBERSHOP 90% < 15% 15-25% > 25% Super cheap 25 - 50% If the owner serves you, tip as normal. It’s antiquated not to.

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