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.