The average pay per household chore

The average pay per household chore

Giving kids pocket money for helping with housework can be a great way to kick-start their financial education. Whether or not you should pay your kids to do chores is ultimately down to your family. If you're ready to start, have you decided how much money per chore is fair? Read on to find out the average pay per household task across the UK.

How much should I pay my kids for chores?

How much you decide to pay your kids for chores will likely come down to your child's age, what age-appropriate tasks you ask them to do, your household budget and what you expect them to spend their money on.

In the GoHenry app, chores are set up as paid tasks. Here, you can decide how much to pay per chore. According to the latest GoHenry Youth Economy Report, the average weekly earnings from paid tasks in the app were 73 pence.

Average pay per chore

In 2021, 61% of young people in the UK earned money by completing household tasks through the GoHenry app, earning a combined £2.9 million. While girls earned around 3% more than boys, older teens tend to be paid more for completing tasks.

Washing the car is one of the highest-paid household chores for kids, earning £2.97 on average, followed by mowing the lawn at £2.67. Washing windows typically earns £1.78, and cleaning the bathroom usually earns £1.24.

Most popular paid chores

The ten most popular household chores that youngsters earn pocket money for are:


  1. Dusting
  2. Laundry
  3. Hoovering
  4. Mowing the lawn
  5. Putting away groceries
  6. Tidying bedroom
  7. Walking the dog
  8. Washing the car
  9. Washing dishes
  10. Weeding the garden

The best paid chores

Not all household chores are created equal, with some paid a little more than others.


The average highest-paid chores:

  • Vacuuming: £1.20
  • Doing homework: £1.18
  • Tidying their room: £1.03


Chores that don't pay quite as well:


  • Getting ready for school: £0.74
  • Brushing their teeth: £0.70
  • Putting clothes away: £0.70

Make paying your kids for chores easy with GoHenry

GoHenry makes it easy to pay your children for helping around the house. Once your kids' tasks are completed and approved on the app, money is automatically transferred to their GoHenry prepaid debit card.

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Written by GoHenry Published Jul 12, 2022 ● 3 min read