Over a half million Americans earn income from podcasting, but 82% of them are men. Between June 2020 and July 2021, over one million podcasts released episodes in the US, although only about 10 percent of them generated revenue. Whites are more likely to earn income from podcasting than people of color: they are 9% more likely than Black people, 15% more likely than Asians, and more than twice as likely as Hispanics.
While podcast revenue has risen sharply in recent years, 75.9% of income-earning podcasters earn less than $1000 per year. Another 20.3% earn between $1000 and $20,000 per year, and only 3.8% earn more than that.