Why Service Workers Deserve Proper Compensation

Many people find that they are a bit confused when it comes to tipping. How much do you tip at the hair salon? Do you tip at a buffet-style restaurant? Should you give a tow truck driver a tip? With some help from the folks at, we’ve put together a list of tipping tips to help you next time you are wondering how much to take out of your wallet.


Skycaps should get at least $1.00 per bag. You do not tip flight attendants.

Hair Salons/Barber Shops

If you are just getting your hair cut, a tip of 15% is appropriate. If you are having your hair colored or are receiving a permanent, you may tip up to 20%. Tip $1 or $2 to the person who washes your hair if this is a different person. Manicurist should be tipped at least $2, up to 15% if you have more extensive service.


Generally, tipping 15% for good service is acceptable at a restaurant. If you are at a finer restaurant (i.e., one that provides wine service, fine food, and excellent service), consider tipping 20%. A coat room or rest room attendant should be tipped $1.00. If you are eating at a buffet-style restaurant, tipping 5 to 10% of the bill is suggested. This depends on how much service you actually receive, including whether your drinks are refilled or other services. Your bartender should receive 10 to 15% of the bar bill.

Other Services

Dog groomers can expect to receive 15% of the bill. A tip of 15% for a taxi driver is acceptable. The pizza or Chinese food delivery person should be tipped $2 to $3, depending on distance, $5 if it is a large order. A tow truck driver should be tipped $5 to $10–you never know when you may need another tow with the same driver.

Whether its money, pet care, or traveling tips, we have all the information you need right here at Oxford at Sonterra Apartments in San Antonio, Texas. We invite you to enhance your lifestyle with these helpful tips!

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