For many people income depends not on an hourly wage or salary… but tips, and according to one report that’s bad news for food service workers in Utah.
Lavu is an iPad point of sale system used in 8000 terminals in 80 countries; they used transaction data to break down tipping habits in all 50 states for three categories: tableside, quick-serve (coffee), and bar tab.
Utah lands near the bottom of all three categories averaging 18.66%, 13.82% and 14.09%.
The tip top of tipping is in the Sooner state Oklahoma, they average 21.17%, 23.96%, and 20.68%, all top 10 marks.
The study found that high cost states (California and Hawaii) and rural states (Alaska and Wyoming) are the worst for tipping with North Dakota at the bottom averaging just 16.66% across all three categories.
The national averages? Tableside: 19.27%, Bar Tab: 19.87%, Quick-serve (coffee): 18.21%.
Check out the stats for each state below: