In one-fair-wage cities, tipped workers have earnings closer to those of nontipped workers: Median tipped worker annual earnings as a share of nontipped worker annual earnings in San Francisco, Seattle, and the District of Columbia

Relative to nontipped workers
Seattle 45%
San Francisco 42%
District of Columbia 34%

Notes: “Earnings” refers to all wages, salaries, 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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