One of the big questions we get ever year around this time is; how much do we tip our building staff? Where there is no rule or standard guideline, this may help give you an idea of what others are doing.
Super, resident manager: $100 – $250 (depending on their service level)
Doorman, concierge: $100 – $150
Porter, handyman: $40 – $75
Garage attendant: $20 – $100 (depending on their service level)
These numbers I have gathered from direct communication with our past clients and associate brokers.
One good idea I was given (by my wife) was to give each staffer a personalized holiday card with the cash tip, or check. In the card also include a holiday scratch-off card. We did this in our building one year and it was highly enjoyed.
Now what if your building has a holiday tipping pool? Some people will avoid the pool and give out individual tips, but this can be hard when you live in a building with 20+ staff members, or you just don’t have the time to write those individual notes.
Brickunderground.com took a poll in 2017
to see what people are paying throughout the city. See their results below, or at this link.