How much money are kids getting for an allowance? A new study finds the average weekly amount is $30. Two-thirds of parents are hitting that number. The allowance amount is up from $17 in 2016. Most parents expect their children to earn the money. On average, most kids have 5 hours of weekly chores they have to do to earn their keep. Parents, how much allowance do you give? What did you get when you were a kid?