Americans Scale Back On Tipping, Leaving Service Workers In The Lurch

Tips for service workers shrink with lockdowns over and inflation rising

  • As the urgency of the pandemic fades and the pressures of inflation rise, a recent survey by Popmenu found that 43 percent of consumers tip their servers at least 20 percent of the check, a decrease from 56 percent of consumers who did the same last year.
  • The research also found that 32 percent of people reported tipping delivery workers 20 percent of their order, down from 38 percent one year ago.
  • A New York City Uber driver said before the pandemic, he would get as much as $75 in tips per week, but now that’s fallen sharply to $20 or $30 per week.
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