"Turkers are also poorly paid, although their hourly rate is difficult to calculate, in part because Amazon takes a cut of between 20% to 40%, and because Turkers undertake multiple tasks at once with break time. For the 6 years of accumulated effort in May, researchers doled out $164,882. That would seem to translate to an average pay rate of about $3 per hour, but “the true hourly rate is somewhere between $4 and $8 per hour,” Litman says."
It's nice to see a slight nod towards the fact that people aren't exclusively making shit wages. I wish that a story would provide an accurate insight in to things though. Seems like every publication to date has made it out like the entire workforce is happily wallowing in their 3 dollar an hour pay rate.