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24/7 Wall Street: Jobs That Make The Most In Tips

8. Waiter/waitress

Median hourly tips: $7.00
Median base hourly pay: $4.20
Total hourly income: $11.20
Total hourly income from tips: 63 percent
Estimated employment: 2,400,000

Waiters and waitresses have among the lowest median base hourly rates of all jobs. As employers frequently take legal “tip credits” toward their minimum wage obligations, the median hourly pay for wait staff is $4.20. Tips are almost always expected for servers, except in specific instances, such as at fast food restaurants. Median hourly tips are $7.00, which makes up a very large 63 percent of total income.


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