You can see your estimated earnings on the Revenue tab of YouTube Analytics. Your finalized earnings appear in AdSense.
See your estimated earnings
- Sign in to YouTube Studio.
- From the left menu, select Analytics.
- From the top menu, select Revenue.
Monthly estimated revenue
You can use the Monthly estimated revenue report to get an idea of how your estimated earnings have changed over time.
You can use the Transaction revenue report to get an overview of your estimated earnings from channel memberships and merch.
See your finalized earnings
You can find finalized YouTube earnings within your AdSense account.
- Sign in to your AdSense account.
- On the left, select Settings Payments.
- You'll see your total earnings for the selected timeframe and your last transactions.
About finalized earnings
Finalized earnings are not transferred to AdSense until about halfway through the following month. For example, earnings accrued in June will be transferred to AdSense in mid-July.
Finalized YouTube earnings for the previous month are added to your AdSense account balance between the 10th and 14th of the month. If your balance has reached the payment threshold and you have no holds, the account balance will be paid out that month. Learn more about AdSense payments in the AdSense Help Center.
Estimated vs. finalized earnings
Estimated revenue in YouTube Analytics may differ from finalized payments due to final adjustments and is modified at the end of the month to match. Estimated revenue does not include partner-sold or partner-served advertising revenue. You can contact your partner manager if you have any questions.
Invalid activity on your channel may affect how your estimated revenue is displayed in YouTube Analytics. Invalid activity is ad views or engagement that typically do not represent genuine user interest or intent. It can include malicious behavior ranging from automated click tools to bot traffic, or even smaller cases like accidental clicks or encouraging others to watch ads on your channel.
YouTube proactively detects invalid activity and takes steps to correct it. If this occurs on your channel, we’ll make sure that the estimated revenue you see is accurate as soon as possible. This could take a while to process, so you may see your estimated revenue fluctuate when your finalized earnings are confirmed after the end of the month. In cases of invalid activity, ads are still being shown, but the revenue generated gets refunded back to advertisers.
Check out the AdSense Help Center to learn more about how to prevent invalid traffic on your ads.
Metrics to know
|Average view duration||Estimated average minutes watched per view for the selected video and date range.|
|Estimated monetized playbacks||A monetized playback is when a viewer views your video (i.e., a view) and is shown at least one ad impression, or when the viewer quits watching during the pre-roll ad without ever reaching your video (i.e., an abandonment).|
|Playback-based CPM||The estimated average gross revenue per thousand playbacks where one or more ads are shown.|
|RPM||Revenue per mille, the amount of money you’ve earned from multiple revenue sources per 1,000 video views. RPM is calculated as total revenue divided by total views times 1000.|
|Transactions||Number of transactions from paid content or Super Chat for the selected date range and region.|
|Views||The number of legitimate views for your channels or videos.|
|Watch time (minutes)||The amount of time that a viewer has watched a video. This gives you a sense of what content viewers actually watch (as opposed to videos that they click on and then abandon).|
|Your estimated ad revenue||Estimated revenue from AdSense and DoubleClick ads for the selected date range and region. This number does not include revenue from any partner-sold ads.|
|Your estimated revenue||Total estimated revenue (net revenue) from all Google-sold ads and transactions for the selected date range and region.|
|Your revenue per transaction||Average amount of a transaction from paid content or Super Chat for the selected date range and region.|
|Your transaction revenue||Estimated net revenue from transactions, such as paid content and Super Chat, deducting any partner charged refunds for the selected date range and region.|
|Your YouTube Premium revenue||Estimated revenue from YouTube Premium for the selected date range and region.|