Do Caddies Pay Taxes?

Caddies are typically independent contractors, although some are classified as employees.

Golf clubs and resorts usually pay caddies what is known as a caddy fee for each round they work, but a large portion of their income comes from tips.

Do caddies make good money?

Caddies working for the pros make around $1,000 a week, plus a percentage of tournament purses when their player places. The better the finish, the better the compensation. Usually, the caddie’s portion of the winnings ranges between five and ten percent (source).

How much do teenage caddies get paid?

But when there’s work the pay is good, and in cash. Caddies usually make more than $100 for each 18-hole round, or ”loop.” Most clubs set a flat caddying fee per round, but the real pay comes from tips. Most caddies say they earn an average of about $120 for carrying two bags 18 holes.

How do caddies get paid?

Former PGA Tour caddie Alfred “Rabbit” Dyer says that caddies may earn salaries of $2,000 per week, while “Forbes” magazine reports that PGA Tour caddies typically receive about $1,000 each week. The magazine said in a 2007 article that Steve Williams, then caddying for Tiger Woods, earned $1.27 million in 2006.

Are caddies employees or independent contractors?

Clubs often classify caddies as independent contractors when in actuality the relationship between the club and the caddie should be that of employer/employee. Misclassification of caddies (or in fact any workers) can result in substantial liability for clubs.