Talking tipping habits across the across the generations
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - It probably won’t surprise you to know that tipping etiquette across the U.S. is pretty varied depending on your location, age range, and upbringing. PlayUSA released a survey of 1,000 individuals to learn who is the best and the worst tippers by generation.
Almost 9 in 10 Americans believe they’re good tippers, with 90% of women surveyed consider themselves to be good at tipping when compared to around 83% of men. The Baby Boomer generation is on top of the percentage range, with 95% saying they always tip. Gen X and Millennials are tied at 84%, with 74% of Gen Z tipping.
Even the ways in which we tip have changed in recent years. For those who’ve used an iPad or other digital checkout system, more than 1 in every 2 people gave some extra dollars with prompted by an iPad. Around 54% of those surveyed say they feel pressured to tip when an employee turns the iPad their way. Positions that are tipped the best, according to PlayUSA, is restaurant with table service, food delivery workers, hair stylists/barbers, rideshare drivers, and taxi/shuttle drivers. The least tipped are restaurants with no table service, furniture delivery workers, and home service/repair maintenance workers.
Overall, 68% of those surveyed say that they base their tip on their customer service experience, with 32% saying they tip the same regardless of the service they receive. And 60% say they would like to do away with tipping altogether. Unsurprisingly, those who reported that they’ve worked in the service industry previously claim that their experiences impact how much they tip.
Tipping in the U.S. is not a global experience. For example, many countries in Asia, as well as Scandinavian countries adhere to a no-tipping standard. Many countries ascribe to the standard service fee factored into your bill. Always check your receipt. In short, before you travel abroad, check the tipping standards so you don’t commit a tourism faux pas.