The Wharton School Wage History
Top Worker Reviews
Judgment study (7-12mins, $0.50 + $0.25 bonus + $9.50 bonus)(~ 7 minutes) - $0.50
$6.10 / hour
00:04:55 / completion time
ProsThey could be shadier and reject work, so I guess there's that. Think lots of different people use the Wharton account(s), so hits/ surveys from them seem to vary in quality, but this is a great example of a requester who has just gone down hill over the years.
ConsScrew Wharton at this point. This survey just left an extremely sour taste in my mouth. The way the hit title/ consent form are worded, it makes it seem like the "up to 9.50" bonus part is guaranteed and based on our decisions entirely and it's just a matter of how much. It's not until you read the scenario, etc, that you find out you only have a 1/100 chance at that bonus.
Underpaid. Annoying. Flawed. Assuming it will annoy others too, which does impact the data, so this study's results are basically useless.
Advice to RequesterBe up front about the bonus. Our decisions have less to do with it than dumb luck. Or just pay smaller bonuses to everyone.
Edit: Had you just put that the 9.50 was 1/100 right away, I probably wouldn't have been so bothered by it. It's the fact that the survey seems designed to draw people in by that bonus, but then it is a super long shot.
Copy text and numbers from a PDF(~ 20 minutes) - $2.00 +4.00 bonus
$8.07 / hour
00:44:35 / completion time
ProsBonus but amount not disclosed. If this doesn't award a large bonus I may cry.
Cons20 minutes is impossible. I type pretty quickly and I don't think anyone can finish this in under 40. There are ten experiments to copy all with multiple sections including tabular data. Each experiment has to be opened from a new pdf document and you have to search through 50-100 of them to find it. Some of the experiment are faded (not copied correctly) and hard to read.
Update: ATROCIOUS pay for this hit. Was sent a $4 bonus because the requester admitted the time was inaccurate, so basically there wasn't really a bonus based on performance as indicated in the hit. $6 for the amount of typing required for this hit was a slap in the face. Ridiculously underpaid.
Advice to RequesterIn your email you stated you were attempting to pay fairly by giving a $4 bonus but $6 for 45 minutes of almost nonstop typing IS NOT fair pay. Not only that, I sent an email regarding the "bonus" mentioned in the hit and never received a response (or at least not yet). This is deceitful and uncalled for.
25-30 interaction study + bonus payment up to $2.50(~ 25 minutes) - $0.75 +0.75 bonus Confirmed!
$8.16 / hour
00:11:02 / completion time
ProsMy partner actually offered me a decent wage, or so I originally thought.
ConsI assume experiences will vary greatly due to the nature of the task. I had to wait ~4 minutes to be matched up with a partner and you could end up being offered a garbage wage in the end anyway. It says max bonus is $2.50, but they offered me a wage corresponding to $3, so not sure what's up with that. One month and I have yet to receive the bonus.
I sent multiple emails back and forth about not receiving the bonus. They claimed they already sent it and that my bonus was only $0.75 and not $3 because I apparently agreed on a wage that was significantly lower than I remember agreeing on. After asking for proof, they then sent me a bonus of $0.75.