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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:30 AM

13 Jobs Where Tips Are A Huge Chunk Of Your Salary

http://www.businessinsider.com/industries-where-workers-rely-on-tips-2012-11?op=1

How much do you tip your waiter or waitress?

Even if they didn't provide the best service, you should leave them something—tips make up 58 percent of servers' salaries.

Payscale released a study that showed the industries that rely most heavily on tipping. Servers took the #2 spot on this list.

The study surveyed workers from 61 service industries, including doormen, servers and casino dealers. Payscale looked at each worker's median hourly tips and total hourly income, and then calculated the percentage of the workers' incomes that came from tips.


13. Hotel floor manager
Percent of total hourly income from tips: 31 percent
Median hourly tips: $5.20
Median hourly pay: $11.50
Typical total hourly income: $16.70


12. Pizza delivery driver
Percent of total hourly income from tips: 32 percent
Median hourly tips: $3.40
Median hourly pay: $7.20
Typical total hourly income: $10.60


11. Dining room attendant (bussers)
Percent of total hourly income from tips: 32 percent
Median hourly tips: $3.60
Median hourly pay: $7.70
Typical total hourly income: $11.30
Note: Dining room attendants (#11) are different than bussers (#8) because they work for any establishment with a dining room, including nursing homes, cruise ships and universities whereas bussers only work in restaurant establishments.

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pipoman Nov 2012 #1

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:06 AM

1. As a restaurant manager I disagree

"Even if they didn't provide the best service, you should leave them something—tips make up 58 percent of servers' salaries."

If they don't offer good service, they should find non-service related work. If a person is in a tip dependent job and can't understand the relationship between their income and the level of service they are offering, they are not cut out for serving.

In my restaurant, servers are often the highest paid workers in the restaurant, sometimes their tip inclusive hourly rate exceeds mine.

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