What's the difference between estimated and finalized earnings?
Estimated earnings, which are visible in your Performance reports , reflect close estimates of recent account activity. These reports show estimated earnings to offer a close estimate of recent account activity as soon as possible. However, these earnings aren't finalized until the end of the month and won't necessarily reflect the amount you will ultimately be paid.
Finalized earnings are accurate earnings amounts that include all revenue you will be paid for validated clicks and impressions. These amounts are equal to the current balance found on your Payments page. After our earnings records are processed and verified by the 3rd of the month, your current balance from the previous month is posted to your Payments page and to the "Finalized earnings" section of your Home page.
If you're seeing a large difference between your earnings estimates and your finalized earnings, find out why.