How much is email worth?
Email earned money has been the primary source of income for millions of Americans.
But, according to a new study, the income from email is only around $6.70 an hour for an average worker, and it’s only a drop in the bucket compared to many other forms of income.
For the first time, the Economic Policy Institute found that the median household income for email freelancers was only $8.00 an hour.
That’s less than the median income for full-time employees at $20.65 an hour, but still a pretty big drop.
In the case of full-timers, the average hourly wage for email users is $18.80.
In a study released this week by the Pew Research Center, the median hourly wage is $16.60.
That would put the typical American earning $6 an hour on the hook for about $12,500 in income.
The economic analysis by the EPI looked at more than 20 million emails from 2013-14, including about 6 million paid email accounts.
The study also looked at earnings by workers at companies that earn email in addition to their salaries.
The average hourly salary for workers at the largest companies that are paid email is $22.30, while the average for the largest firms that don’t pay email at all is $27.20.
The median salary for all workers earning email is about $25,000, but the EPRI analysis found that some workers earn about $17,000 per year.
“For most of the workers we looked at, email earns them at least a little bit of income,” said Matt Lee, an associate director of research at EPI.
“It’s not like the income they get is a lot more than the amount they are taking home.
They can get a bit of extra income by working on the side, doing part-time jobs.”
Lee noted that the number of people earning income from emails was likely smaller than the average, but that the income earned from email was still pretty substantial.
“Most of the people that we looked, they had a lot of hours in the past year,” Lee said.
“They didn’t work a lot, but they were still earning income, and so they might be making a lot less money.”
A new report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that more than 1.6 million workers are making less than $10.00 per hour and that more workers are losing income than earning income.
Of those workers, 3.7 million are receiving income from paid email, and 632,000 are not.
The study, which looks at the earnings of more than 9.5 million workers, found that while some of the lower-wage workers were making more money than they were earning, the majority of workers earned income from unpaid email work.
While the study found that workers earning $10 or less per hour earned about $7,200 in income per month.
Workers earning $20 to $25 per hour, however, earned about half of that income.
Workers in the $30 to $40 per hour range earned an average of about $9,000 a month in income, according the study.
A large number of the paychecks received by low-wage earners come from businesses that aren’t paying employees, the report said.
“The bottom line is that we have this new report out, and there’s this broad-based consensus that email is not the only income that’s earned by workers, that they can earn an income in other ways,” Lee told NBC News.
“So I think the next step is to really start looking at what other sources of income are going to provide these kinds of incomes to workers.”
The EPI study found the median pay for email workers, as it pertains to full- and part-timing employees, is around $10 an hour while full-timer and freelancers make about $15 an hour in total income.
Lee said that while the EPEI study is a reminder that many workers are earning more than they’re earning, he said the research shows that many more people are making more than people are getting paid.
“There are some people who are making $12 an hour that are in that middle-class bracket, and others who are not making that much,” Lee continued.
“We’re seeing this trend in all kinds of industries, so we’re really trying to identify where the gap is.”
The research is part of a larger effort by the government and employers to improve pay for workers who are getting a paycheck from paid emails.
The U.N. Working Group on Paying Workers said last week that the U-turn by the Obama administration on its plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 a day has not been enough to spur companies to adopt a new strategy to help workers.
In the meantime, many of the big tech companies, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, have been testing new methods to encourage workers to start using