The Average Kid Gets $8 A Week For Allowance

January 23, 2018

Here’s my dad when 9-year-old me asked for an allowance…

And then he called my mom to tell her about it.


Back in my day chores were mandatory, and our “allowance” was that we were ALLOWED a roof over our head and food in our bellies. But times have changed and kids are getting paid!! A new study found that the average kid is getting $8 per week in allowance money, and that’s not even including actual chores! Here’s a look at how much kids are raking in with extra duties:

1. Washing the car - $4
2. Cleaning the year - $4
3. Cleaning their room - $2
4. Laundry - $2
5. Vacuuming - $1.50
6. Taking out the trash - $1
7. Washing dishes - $1