2012 Holiday Tips/Gifts Survey: RESULTS

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How generous are people with holiday tips/gifts? Look at the results of the 2012 Holiday Tips/Gifts/Bonuses Survey!

 

 Average Tip/Gift

Provider

Average Tip/Gift (2012)

Superintendent

$106

House Cleaner

$100

Dog Walker

$79

Daytime Doorman

$73

Nighttime Doorman

$63

Personal Trainer

$62

Porter

$59

Parking Attendant

$45

Exercise Instructor

$34

Hairstylist

$39

Package Delivery (UPS, FedEx)

$25

USPS Mail carrier

$20

 



Nannies/Occasional Babysitters

 



 

Nanny

$537

Occasional Babysitter

$76

 



Teachers

 



 

Preschool/Daycare Head Teacher

$43

Preschool/Daycare Secondary Teacher

$34

K-12 teacher*

$30

Special Services teacher

$32

Afterschool Service Providers

$37

 



Total (if you have all of them)

 



$1,494

 

    • 76% of people give their cleaning person a week's pay as a bonus (16% give more, 7% less)
    • DOE Policy does not mandate amount for parents but indicates that the names of everyone in class must be on the class gifts.
    • Teacher gifts can be either part of a class gift or an individual gift.

Nannies

Average Year End Gift x Nanny Situation

Nanny Situation

Average Amount 2012

Full time



(over 40 hrs/week) (49% of respondents)

$720

Part-time



(16-40 hours) (35% of respondents)

$448

Part-time



(up to 15 hours) (6% of respondents)

$160

 

  • Range $25-$2500.

 

    • 77% of people give their nanny a week's pay as a bonus (19% give more, 4% less)

 

Nannies

 

Average Year End Gift x Nanny Tenure

 

Nanny Tenure

Average Amount 2012

More than 4 years



(10% of respondents)

$794

Between 2-4 years



(22% of respondents)

$572

Between 1 and 2 years



(20% of respondents)

$619

Between 6-12 months



(18% of respondents)

$521

Less than 6 months



(30% of respondents)

$322

 

    • Range $25-$2500.

 

Preschool/Daycare

Average Holiday Tip/gift by program

 

Head Teachers 2012

Secondary Teachers 2012

OVERALL

$44

$34

5 Full days a week plus after school

$61

$51

5 Full days a week

$43

$35

2 or 3 Full days/week

$41

$34

Half days 5 days/week

$36

$29

Half days 2-3 days/week

$41

$24

 

    • Range for Head Teacher $10-200; Secondary teacher 5-100
    • Some people noted that schools had limits to the amount parents are able to give.

Superintendents, Porters, Doorman, and Parking Attendants

 

Service Provider

 



Mode**

Range

Super

$100

$10-$750

Porter

$50

$5-$300

Doorman (Day)

$50

$5-$300

Doorman (Night)

$50

$15-$200

Parking Garage Attendants

$50

$5-$200

 

*Based on people who have this service provider

**Mode is the most frequently mentioned amount given

METHODOLOGY

508 responses were collected from December 4th - December 10th, 2012 via an online survey program (surveymonkey.com). The survey was distributed online through the Park Slope Parents website, their email groups as well as published blogs and other online parenting groups. Approximately 95% of respondents have children under the age of 18, with 63% employing a Nanny and 33% not employing a nanny but having children under 18.