Money or Other Compensation

Many studies pay participants for their time. Some studies thank participants in other ways, like with gift cards.

The amount of money or other gifts a study will give depends on:

  • If the researcher has the money to give
  • How long the study takes, and
  • How complicated the study activities might be.

The money you receive may not be the only reason you participate, but many people see it as a bonus for their time. You can ask research staff about whether and how much a study pays the participants.

Watch this video about compensation during research studies.