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How much should you tip a waiter in America?

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Asked by H.Donna, Last updated: Oct 16, 2019

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T. Moses

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T. MosesCopywriter, MA in English, California
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Answered on Oct 16, 2019

While tipping a waiter is not a compulsory act, I think the decision to do so should be based on the quality of service produced by a waiter or a waitress. In the United States, what people give as tip starts from 15 to 20 percent of whatever they are going to pay a bill. At times, what waiters get as tip depends solely on the quality of service. This means when people give 15 percent of their total bills as a tip, it shows the level of satisfaction they derived from the service they were provided with.

Tipping 20 percent also shows that you are pleased with what you enjoyed, and that's why you are able to give graciously. However, if you have the money, nothing is stopping you from giving more than 20 percent. In some restaurants in the United States, what their workers receive as wages are structured from different tips received. This means most restaurants pay their workers from tips received.

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h. George

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H. GeorgeCopywriter, MA in English, California
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Answered on Feb 26, 2018

The typical tip for a waiter or waitress is America is 15% to 20% of the total bill. It is common to take into consideration the quality of the service and the food to decide on what percentage is best.

There is also a growing trend in America for restaurants to pay waiters and waitresses a higher hourly wage and ban tipping. The argument is that the waitstaff will be paid more fairly this way. Also, some restaurants will include a tip in the bill for large parties so it is best to check for deciding on what to give for a tip.

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