AdSense for YouTube

We're introducing a new beta that brings payment details to the Earn tab of the YouTube Studio mobile app. This beta gives eligible creators an easier way to understand how their earnings translate into payments. With this beta, you can view:
  • Your progress toward your next payment
  • Your payment history for the last 12 months including the date, amount paid, and a payment breakdown
Learn more in our forum post.

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, we will be temporarily pausing Google and YouTube ads from serving to users located in Russia. Learn more.

AdSense for YouTube is Google’s program through which creators in the YouTube Partner Program get paid. To start getting paid on YouTube, set up an AdSense for YouTube account from within YouTube Studio. Use this page to learn more about how to use AdSense for YouTube as a YouTube creator.

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Get started with AdSense for YouTube

Remember, you get paid your YouTube earnings through your AdSense for YouTube account. Follow the steps below to get started with AdSense for YouTube.

Set up an account

First, set up an AdSense for YouTube account in YouTube Studio if you don’t already have one. We’ve created a detailed set of instructions and also address some common issues with setting up AdSense for YouTube: 

Only one AdSense or AdSense for YouTube account under the same payee name is allowed per AdSense's Terms and Conditions or AdSense for YouTube Terms of Service, as applicable. So, make sure you don’t have duplicate accounts when linking with your YouTube channel. If you just want to change the AdSense or AdSense for YouTube account linked to your channel, follow these steps.

Verify your personal info

Once set up, it’s time to verify your personal info. When your earnings pass the address verification threshold for your YouTube payments account, we will mail a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to your physical address. This PIN needs to be entered into your AdSense for YouTube account to verify your address before you can get paid. More info here:

Also, depending on your location, we may need to verify your identity using info like your name, address, or date of birth. If you’re required to do this, you typically won’t be asked to verify your address until after you’ve successfully verified your identity. Learn more on how to do this here:

Provide your tax info

After providing your personal info, you’ll need to provide your tax info to continue. Google withholds U.S. taxes on earnings you generate from viewers in the U.S., so this info is important to provide to determine your correct withholding rate. Find out how to submit your tax info and more here:

Add a form of payment

When your info is verified, you then need to pass the payment method selection threshold for your YouTube payments account. This is the minimum amount we can pay out to you, so once you have that much in your YouTube payments account, you’ll be asked to select a form of payment. Find all the options and steps here:

Get paid

Your finalized YouTube earnings each month are added to your YouTube payments account balance in AdSense for YouTube between the 7th and 12th of the following month. Once added, you can view payment details (such as applicable tax deductions) in the Transactions page:

  1. Sign into AdSense for YouTube.
  2. In the left Menu, select Payment info under Payments.
  3. Click View transactions in the Transactions section of the page.

You should get paid by the 21st or 26th each month if your balance meets the payment threshold and there aren’t any payment holds on your account.

Example: If the YouTube payment threshold is $100, and you reached that threshold amount in June, then we will issue you a payment by July 26, if not earlier.

AdSense for YouTube and YouTube payments account

YouTube has a dedicated AdSense for YouTube account, allowing creators a quick access to their finalized YouTube earnings in AdSense for YouTube.

Payments for YouTube earnings are separated into its own payments account. This means that the YouTube and AdSense payments accounts have separate payment threshold amounts. That’s important to understand if you use AdSense to get paid for more than just YouTube, as it could affect payment timing.

Any details of your paid YouTube earnings before 2022 and any other AdSense earnings will remain associated with your AdSense payments account. Any outstanding YouTube earnings will have been moved into the YouTube payments account.

Frequently asked questions

What if I use AdSense to get paid from services aside from YouTube?

If you’re an AdSense publisher with earnings aside from YouTube earnings, you’ll be able to manage and view your YouTube earnings in the separate payments account accessible from the Payments page.

Keep in mind that both the YouTube and AdSense payments accounts will need to reach their respective payment thresholds for you to be paid. This could affect the timing of your payments.

How do I view my finalized YouTube earnings in AdSense?

You can find your YouTube earnings in its own payments account by taking these steps:

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. Click Payments and then Payments info.
  3. Click on the payments accounts dropdown.
  4. Select YouTube Payments Account.

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