Tip Chart

by Claire Valenty on April 8, 2010

in Tipping

tipping chart etiquette

Tipping, generally, is 10% for acceptable service, 15% for great service and 20% for above and beyond service. The following tipping chart is simplified, but, it will definitely help you out. We have also included links to more detailed tipping guidelines for some service providers. Please note, this tip chart is far more extensive than you will possibly ever need. Just because we have a service provider listed here, does not mean you are under any obligation to tip them!

Service ProviderOnly Tip During Holidays?Guidelines
Apartment Elevator OperatorsX$30 each
BabysitterXOne night’s pay + small gift from child
Coaches/TutorsXSmall gift from child
Day Care ProviderX$25 for each employee + small gift from child
Dog Walker/SitterX1 week’s pay
Doorman/Concierge$10-$80 ea. for holidays; $1-$2 for booking assistance/cab hailing – more for special booking
FedEx DriverXNon-cash gift up to $25
Garage AttendantsX$20 or a small gift
GardenerX$30 each
Hairdresser/Barber10-20%; cost of 1 haircut during the holidays
HandymanX$30 each
Live in HelpX1 wk. + 1 mth. pay + small gift from you
MaidX1 week pay
Massage Therapist10-20%; cost of one session during the holidays
Nail Technician10-20%
NannyX1 wk. – 1 mth. pay + small gift from child
Newspaper deliveryX$25-$50; weekend only $10
Nursing Home EmployeesXA gift for the staff to share
Overnight deliveryX$10-$30
Parking AttendantsX$10-$20 each
Personal Trainer$60-$100 upon reaching goal; gift/cost of 1 session during the holidays
Pet GroomerXCost of one session or gift
PostmenXNon-cash gift up to $20
Shampooist$3
SuperintendentXSmall gift
TeachersXSmall gift from child
UPS DriverX$15

Photo: Dreamstime/Matt Egginton

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

arielle gold May 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm

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I mean Tip Chart — Etiquette Guide is kinda vanilla.
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In my opinion, it might make your blog a little
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Bob N. October 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

What is the customary tip for a coach bus driver for a 4 hour job and tip for a 6 hour job?????

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