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.