(Last Updated On: May 17, 2021)
Scott Manley is a Scottish-American YouTube content creator, gamer, programmer, astrophysicist and DJ who runs his own self-titled channel. His content is mainly composed of space-themed video games, talking about different scient topics, news concerning rocket science development etc. He started doing YouTube because he felt a deep compelling need to teach people orbital mechanics and rocket science so that they could play Kerbal Space Program.
Scott does YouTube as a hobby. His day job is in software development working for Apple, one of the biggest companies in the world. Aside from Apple, he has worked as an engineer for Napster and as a research engineer for Qualys. From 2004 to 2009, he worked for Imeem as a security architect.
How Much Money Does Scott Manley Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 1.4 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 450 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 200,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of $1,600 per day ($585,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTube content creators based in the US, UK, Canada and Australia generally get paid $2 – $12 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views usually range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the device played on, time of the year, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content, etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.