Your Guide to Tipping

Your Guide to Tipping

You know you should tip your restaurant server and your hair stylist, but did you know you should also tip the sushi chef and airport shuttle driver? has created a helpful guide on when you should tip, who you should tip and how much you should tip.

Dining Out: Restaurant wait staff: 13 percent to 20 percent

Takeout food: no tip is necessary, but if you receive some service, tip $1 or $2


  • Hotel porter: $2 to $3 per bag
  • Room service with gratuity included: $2 if the server sets up the meal in your room
  • Room service without gratuity included: 20 percent
  • Housekeeping: $1 to $5 a day


  • Airport curbside check-in: $1 to $2 per bag and more for oversized bags
  • Taxis: 15 percent of the fare
  • Airport shuttle drivers: $2 to $3
  • Limousine drivers: 10 percent to 20 percent of the bill

Salon and Spa

  • Hairstylist: 10 percent to 20 percent
  • Barber: $2 to $3
  • Manicure/pedicure/facial: 15 percent
  • Massage therapist: 10 percent to 20 percent