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Holiday Tips Survey 2013: The Results are In!

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Thanks to everyone who answered the survey! How much do folks spend on holiday tips/gifts?

 

Home Related Providers Average Tip/ Gift



Mode

(most frequently
mentioned amout)

House Cleaner$103$100
Superintendent$97$50
Daytime Doorman$80$100
Dog Walker$72$50
Parking Attendant$63$50
Porter$53$50
USPS Mail Carrier$30$20
Package Delivery (UPS, FedEx)$26$20
   
Ancillary Providers    
Personal Trainer$104$50
Exercise Instructor$60$25
Occasional Babysitter$55$50
Hairstylist$48$20
   

Teachers*

  
Preschool/ Daycare Head Teacher$50$50
Preschool/ Daycare Secondary Teacher$42$50
K-12 Teacher$32$20
Special Services Teacher$51$25
Afterschool Service Providers  
*Note: DOE Policy does not mandate an amount for parents to give to K-12 teachers but indicates that the names of everyone in the class must be on gifts from the class.  

 

Nannies

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

Nanny Situation

Average Amount 2013
Range: $50 - $3000

 Overall Nanny $522
 Full Time Nanny (over 40 hours a week)
(48% of respondents)
 $662
 Part Time Nanny (16 - 40 hours)
(34% of respondents)
 $504
Part Time Nanny (up to 15 hours)
(18% of respondents)
$200

 

Methodology

373 responses were collected from December 3rd - December 12th, 2013 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.