Taking paid surveys online can be a great way to have your voice heard – and if you choose the right sites, it can also be a great way to earn some extra cash on the side.
But let's be honest – not all survey sites pay well. In fact, some pay extremely low rewards for your time.
But luckily there are also many sites that are worth it and where that give you fair compensation for your time.
To help you find the best options, I have put together a list of the 16 highest paying survey sites in 2022 based on my experience after having completed thousands of online surveys and tested hundreds of survey sites.
All of them are, of course, 100% free to join and they are all legit so you will actually get paid for taking surveys there – I know from personal experience, as I have been paid by all of them myself.
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If you have taken paid surveys before, you might know that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of sites that offer paid surveys.
Some offer very unique surveys and others offer more or less the same surveys.
Even though the point of online surveys from the perspective of the companies paying you to take surveys is not to offer you a job but to get honest feedback they can use to improve, they should still always offer fair compensation, in my opinion.
I think a great aspect of taking surveys is to have your opinion heard but I also think you should be compensated fairly.
And some sites definitely do not do that while others offer well paid online surveys.
There are several reasons for these differences is the compensation you will get.
One reason is that some survey sites are just cheap and keep a bigger part of what they get from the companies paying for the research and pay you less.
Other times the reason for some surveys paying very well is that they are very specialized – that means that either you need to be in a very specific target group or the survey will be very involved and will require quite a bit of effort.
But if you know which sites to join, you can be sure that you will be compensated fairly whether it is for short surveys or for longer research projects – and I will show you the best sites for this later.
But let's first go over how much you can earn from high paying surveys so you do it with the right expectations.
How much can you earn from high paying surveys?
If you are lucky and qualify for specialized surveys, you can sometimes earn some really high rewards.
However, you need to be aware that these very specialized surveys where you might be able to get $50-$100 per survey are very rare and they will be difficult to qualify for.
So if you want to take surveys online you should not count on surveys like this regularly (or in some cases, you will never get them).
But there are many survey sites that offer a lot of smaller surveys that pay quite well and where you will get compensated fairly.
If you join several sites and choose the surveys you take wisely, you will be able to earn some really nice money on the side.
But no matter what, you need to know that no matter how many high paying surveys you are able to take, it will not be a way to make a full-time income or anything like that – if anyone claims it is, they are lying to you.
Paid surveys are a way to have your opinion heard and if you join the legit and best sites (see below) you will also be compensated fairly at the same time.
So if you do it with the right expectations, it is definitely a great opportunity. So let's now get to the list of the best and highest paying survey websites.
16 best high paying survey sites
The sites mentioned below are all 100% free to join and you can get started with the surveys right away.
To get the most opportunities, it is best to join 5-7 sites and then choose the surveys you take wisely. That way you can optimize your time.
The list will regularly be updated so make sure to bookmark this page and come back and check it once in a while.
Available in: More or less all countries Payout methods: PayPal, Bitcoin, Skins for CS:GO, gift cards More info:Read full Freecash review
Short summary: Freecash is one of the newer GPT sites and it has several ways to earn. But the best way to earn here is by taking paid surveys.
Some of the surveys you can find here pay quite well for your time so if you choose wisely, it can be a great way to earn some extra cash.
It has a low payout threshold and for some rewards, you can get paid already when you have earned $0.10. For PayPal, you have to earn $5 to get paid but it will still not take long. If you join through the link below, you will also get 100 points as a joining bonus right away.
Short summary: Branded Surveys is a great survey site to join if you live in the US, UK, or Canada where it is available.
It has quite regular surveys and if you keep being active you will automatically get a higher membership rank and can get up to 19% bonus for all surveys which means you will be paid quite well for each survey.
Once you have earned just $5 you can get paid via PayPal or choose between many different gift cards.
Short summary: PaidViewpoint is a unique survey site and if you live in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia it is definitely a site worth checking out.
What makes it unique is that when you are offered a survey you will always qualify for it. And the surveys are very short and easy to complete which means you will get compensated well for your time and that is why it is on this list.
Once you have earned $15 you will be able to take your earnings out via PayPal.
Short summary: TGM Panel has specific panels in the local language in 60+ countries. It pays quite decently for your time and what is great is that you will even find surveys in many countries where it can sometimes be difficult to find high paying survey sites to join.
It is easy to use and you just sign up and then you will receive an email once there are available surveys.
The payout threshold is around $10 and you can get paid via PayPal or gift cards depending on the country you live in.
Short summary: PrizeRebel is a GPT site with many different ways to earn. One of the most effective ways to earn there is by taking paid surveys.
The surveys themselves give more or less the same rewards as on many other sites but when you calculate the bonuses you can get from PrizeRebel it will make them higher paying than on many other sites. That is because you get monthly bonuses.
You can take your earnings out already when you have earned $5 and get paid via PayPal or in gift cards.
YouGov is a great site to join if you want to have your voice heard as the results from the surveys they conduct are often featured in the media and you cannot find these surveys on other platforms.
Some of the surveys pay quite will so if you prioritize the surveys you take, it is a really great site. And it also has an app so you can earn on the go.
The exact payout threshold and rewards you can choose from depends on your country. But overall a great survey site to join.
Short summary: PineCone Research is known as one of the highest paying survey sites as you get a minimum of $3 per survey.
However, it is not higher on this list for several reasons. First of all, because you can only join through an invitation – and it is not always possible to find such an invitation link as they do not always accept new members.
But if you live in one of the few countries where it is available and get an invitation, it can be worth joining as an extra site because of the fairly high rewards per survey. Sometimes I have such invitations available here and you can check out the current available invitation through the link below.
Available in: More or less all countries Payout methods: PayPal, Bitcoin, Prepaid Visa, gift cards More info:Read full Reward XP review
Short summary: Reward XP is a GPT site with plenty of available surveys and it also has its own surveys so it offers surveys you cannot find on other GPT sites.
In general, Reward XP pays quite decently for the surveys you can find here and you can also earn by downloading and playing games. So if you like playing online games, it can be a fun way to boost your earnings.
You can get your earnings out already when you have earned $5, and you can choose between cash via PayPal, gift cards, Bitcoin, and more.
Short summary: User Interviews is quite different from most of the other sites on this list as most of the paid opportunities here will require you to do online one-on-one interviews or participate in online focus groups.
It can be hard to qualify for these options, but if you do qualify, it is one of the highest paying options. I have seen examples of studies that pay up to $250 for a 45-minute online interview.
The payment method will depend on the study but will usually be PayPal cash or gift cards.
Available in: Most opportunities in US, UK, Canada, France, Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands, and Germany, among some other countries Payout methods: PayPal, gift cards More info:Read full PointClub review
Short summary: PointClub might at first not seem like one of the highest paying survey websites when you first join and see the surveys there. But if you are aware of their bonus system, it suddenly becomes possible to get higher-paying surveys than on many other sites.
For every day you log in to the platform you will build up your streak. This will give you higher and higher rewards for taking surveys. It is possible to get up to a 100% bonus for each survey if you keep your streak going.
Once you have reached $25 you can get paid via PayPal or gift cards. And you will get a $5 joining bonus which will give a great start.
Short summary: GrabPoints actually offers many of the same surveys as many other GPT (Get-Paid-To) sites do but for most of the surveys you can find on GrabPoints you will get paid more per survey than if you take it on other sites.
That is why it is one of the highest paying survey sites – and in addition to this, you can usually find several surveys you can complete per day depending on the country you live in.
You can get your earnings out already when you have earned $5 which will not take you long and you can get paid in cash via PayPal or in gift cards.
Short summary: Respondent is definitely a very high paying survey site and if you just look at the rewards you can potentially get, it is probably one of the highest paying survey sites at all.
Surveys/research projects you participate in can pay $100+ per project. However, the reason it is not higher on this list is that it is extremely difficult to qualify for any of the projects as they are very specialized.
But if you are lucky and qualify, it will pay very nicely. And you will get paid in cash via PayPal after each project.
Short summary: Prolific is a survey site specialized in academic surveys so if you like contributing to the newest research this might be a good site for you.
You can join from most countries but in some countries, you will very rarely have available surveys and overall it does not have as many surveys as many of the other sites on this list. But the ones that are there pay decently.
You can get your earnings out in cash via PayPal once you have earned £5.
That was a list of the best high paying survey sites.
To get more chances of earning it is a good idea to join several sites. So choose 5-7 for a start that is available in your country and offer payout methods you like, and then start from there and you will quickly be able to earn some nice extra cash on the side by sharing your opinion.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with high paying survey sites that are not on this list, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.