WSJ Ad: How Much Do Tipped Employees Really Make?

In the DC edition of today’s Wall Street Journal, our full-page ad brings some important data to bear on the debate over the tipped minimum wage. While the White House and its allies in Congress make misleading claims about employees being “stuck” at a wage below the federal minimum, data from the Census Bureau tell a very different story. Even in states where the tipped minimum wage is set equal to the federal minimum wage, tipped employees report over $13 an hour in total compensation. Top earners bring in $25 an hour or more.

You can download a copy of our ad here. You can also read more about tipped employees and total compensation.