9 million YouTube views = 1 year of pay from your day job

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Have you ever had dreams of throwing in the towel at your day job and writing "YouTuber" on your tax returns? A fascinating new European study has revealed how many YouTube views are required to earn the average salary, giving you the financial security to quit your job.

The study reveals that if you live in the United Kingdom, for example, where the national average net salary is $36,245 / £26,636 / AU$50,046, you would need 9.1 million views on YouTube in order to make the same amount of money.

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How many YouTube views does it take to earn the average salary?
RankEuropean countryNet av. salaryYouTube views needed
9United Kingdom $36,2459,102,206

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.