Houston may have a booming food and nightlife scene, but its citizens are bad tippers, according to a recent study.
Compensation website Payscale.com has ranked the major United States cities by their median hourly tip earnings. Houston didn’t fair well in tipping waiters or bartenders.
It's clear that Houstonians love a good food joint or a crazy night out for drinks, but a Bayou City waitress or waiter in a restaurant is only tipped an average of $8.80 hourly, coming it at No. 12 out of the 18 cities on the list. Similarly, Houston bartenders make an average of $8.40 per hour on a typical night out, ranking No. 10 out of the 13 other major cities that data was compiled on.
Payscale surveyed more than 15,000 food service workers from January 2013 to January 2015 to compile the tip rankings.
Payscale is a large database of compensation studies across various fields. According to Yahoo Finance, Payscale surveyed more than 15,000 food service workers from January 2013 to January 2015 to obtain this data.
Texas neighbors San Antonio and Dallas narrowly beat out the Bayou City, ranking just above it in both categories.
New York bartenders came in last place for hourly tips despite its well-known reputation for being the city that never sleeps. On the West Coast, San Francisco emerged as America's most tip generous city, coming in first place with $15.50 in hourly tip earnings for wait staff and $11.90 for bartenders.