According to Time, California is home to some of the highest earners in the country. Despite this, it is among the bottom three in America when it comes to tipping. The average amount tipped in the the Golden State is 15.2 percent, which is only more than Hawaii, DC and Massachusetts.
Now, I was always told that 15 percent was the minimum amount, but I only leave that if service is not so great. Throughout high school and college I worked in restaurants, so I know how crappy of a job it can be so I usually leave at least 20 percent. Which is in line with the state I grew up in apparently; Indiana is among the top five with an average of 17.1 percent.
California isn’t the only top earning state that falls short on tipping—Alaska is the only state that is a top 10 earner and also a top 10 tipper.
What do you normally leave?