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Joe Diamond, CPA, CFP®, EA, MST


Diamond Financial Corporation

4256 North Arlington Heights Road, Suite 204

Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Phone: 847-884-8500 




March/April 2021

How Much Should You Tip?

It isn’t always easy to know how much you should tip and when. Here are some guidelines.*


  • Wait staff: 15%-20% for sit-down service and 10% for buffet service

  • Home delivery: 10%-15% of the bill, $2.00-$5.00 if it’s pizza delivery, depending on the order size

  • Bartender: $1.00-$2.00 per drink, or 15%-20% of a running tab

  • Host/Hostess: $10-$20 for finding you a table on a busy night.

  • Valet: $2.00-$5.00 when the car is returned


  • Hairstylist, Manicurist, Masseuse and other services: 15%-20%


  • Taxi driver: 15%-20%

  • Skycaps and hotel bellhops: $2.00 for the first bag and $1.00 per additional bag; $2.00-$3.00 for each additional service

  • Doormen: $1.00-$2.00 if they carry luggage or hail a cab

  • Housekeeping service: $2.00-$5.00 per day with a note marked “Housekeeping”

  • Concierge: $5.00-$10.00 for tickets or restaurant reservations; $5-$15 or more if tickets or reservations are hard to get


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