How Much Should I Tip My Movers?


tipping movers 


Should I tip my movers?

How should you decide how to reward your movers for a day's hard work? When should you tip your movers? How much should you tip your movers? Must you always tip? Oz is here to help with our tips... on tipping. Trying to budget your move? Click here to learn how Oz Moving calculates your moving cost.


Do I have to tip movers?

Tipping is not mandatory, and you may tip as you like, the same way tipping is optional at restaurants and bars. Tips should reflect your satisfaction with the job and appreciation for the efforts of your crew. As in any service industry, the gratuities movers receive are a significant portion of their compensation for a very physically demanding profession. Movers expect to make money on tips, however, the tip should not influence the level of service you receive.


How much should I tip movers?

The moving industry standard tip is about 15-20% of the total move cost, as with most industries. That tip is divided among your moving crew (rather than a certain amount per person) for a local move. . If you’re asking for the movers to move any difficult items like pianos, hot tubs, or pool tables, disassemble and reassemble any of your furniture, or pack for you, you might want to tip more. Tip more if they do a great job, too!

Should I Tip Movers?

When should I tip movers?

You should tip the movers after you’re done moving in. The tip will be a satisfying conclusion for the movers after they worked very hard on a difficult job.

(Note: For long distance moves with Oz, two separate crews will deal with loading and delivery, so tip each crew independently. A good rule of thumb is to tip 15-20% of
half your overall price on each end [ie, if your job costs $3000 you should tip each crew 15-20% of $1500].)


Who should I tip?

Oz recommends leaving the responsibility of dividing up the tip to the foreman or woman. They will distribute the money to the rest of the team fairly. There’s no need to stress over how much you should tip each worker.


Can I tip movers with food or drinks?

Substituting food & drinks for a cash tip isn’t recommended. These are the pros, not your friends; pros generally prefer cash. Offering food or drink to your movers is a kind gesture, but they shouldn’t be substitutes for monetary tips.


The General Rule of Tipping Movers

Tipping movers is a lot like tipping in any other service industry, so treat it that way. If the movers have done a good job, tip appropriately. They should show gratitude to you for tipping, and everyone will leave the job feeling satisfied.



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