Employment counts and shares of tipped workers in the District of Columbia, by tipped occupation

Occupation Count Share
Bartenders 2,700 17.0%
Waiters and waitresses 7,800 48.4%
Nonrestaurant food servers 300 1.8%
Misc. food preparation and serving–related workers including dining room attendants (bussers) and bartender helpers (barbacks) 1,400 8.6%
Gaming service workers >20 0.1%
Barbers 400 2.5%
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 2,600 16.0%
Miscellaneous personal appearance workers, including nail salon workers 900 5.5%
Total 16,100

Note: Tipped occupations are those that customarily receive tips and in which at least some workers may be paid less than the regular minimum wage as a base wage. See Allegretto and Cooper 2014 for further details.

Source: EPI analysis of American Community Survey microdata, pooled years 2012–2016 (Ruggles et al. 2018)

View the underlying data on epi.org.