MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new survey says the average allowance amount is going up.

According to the survey by American Express, parents are paying their kids about $35 a week. That’s gone up $8 from last year.

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The survey also found that fewer parents are giving their kid an allowance at all.

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Parents said their child’s allowance is based on doing chores and getting good grades.

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The survey also found parents think kids should start helping around the house around age 7. While the proper age to start getting an allowance is 8 years old.