Waitstaff and bartenders are less likely to be in poverty when they are paid the regular minimum wage: Poverty rates of non-tipped workers, and waiters and bartenders, by state tipped-minimum-wage level

States with $2.13 tipped minimum wage States with tipped minimum wage above $2.13 but below regular minimum wage States where tipped workers get the regular minimum wage
Non-tipped workers 7.0% 6.0% 6.8%
Waitstaff/bartenders 18.0% 14.4% 10.2%

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata, 2010–2012

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