Tipped workers earn more per hour in San Francisco and Seattle than they do in D.C.: Median hourly wage of all tipped workers and of servers and bartenders, in San Francisco, Seattle, and the District of Columbia (2017 dollars)

District of Columbia San Francisco Seattle
Tipped workers $14.41 $15.50 $15.12
Servers & bartenders $14.24 $17.16 $15.22

Notes: Wages include both base wages and tips. Values for Seattle reflect all of King County, Washington.

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

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