The National Average For Tipping Is Now 17%

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

 It's been a long time since there was a big cultural shift from 15% tips at restaurants to 20%.  But we still haven't totally caught up.  

According to a new study, the national average for tipping is now 17.12% . . . so right around halfway between 15% and 20%.  People in Maine give the highest average tips, at 19.36%.   

The other states where people tip at least 18% or more are:  Rhode Island . . . New Jersey . . . Connecticut . . . Vermont . . . Florida . . . and Michigan.  

On the other end of things, people in Montana give the lowest tips, at 15.53%.   

The other states where people tip 16% or less are:  Oregon . . . Wyoming . . . and North Carolina.  

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