Median and mode HIT payments on MTurk

If you read my post yesterday, you would have learned that I’m collecting data about Requesters and have some results to share, particularly regarding payment. I had 50 responses and learned the average HIT price is .67 and the average hourly rate is $5.90.

It is important to note that first, not everyone told me how much they paid and second, not everyone gave me both the HIT and the hourly information, so these data are probably not generalizable. And with any small data set, one outlier can really throw off the average. And so I present something you learned about in Intro to Stats but never thought you’d use: the media and mode.

For the HIT price (average, .67), the median is .30 and the mode is .50. HIT prices range from .10 to $2.50.

For the hourly rate, the median is $6.10 and the mode is $6. The range of hourly rates go from $1.50 to $9. And the good news is: 4 people indicated that they shoot for an hourly rate of $8, and another 4 said they go for $9.

I’ll continue to update this as I collect more data. If you would like to participate, here is the link to the Qualtrics survey: Thank you!

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