Monday , 2 October 2023

The Tip You Left On the Table: Supplementing Minimum Wages or Subsidizing Poor Ones?

The average American eats 5 meals per week in a restaurant but many of those who do don’t understand what’s behind the tip they left on the table. All those tips don’t go to your server as a way of saying ‘thanks’. Many actually go to the employer so that they can pay their servers far less than minimum wage. The infographic below takes a closer look at your tip to figure out if it’s supplementing minimum wages or subsidizing poor ones.

The above introductory comments are edited excerpts to an infographic* by entitled Tipping In The United States as presented below courtesy of Lorimer Wilson, editor of .



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