A new report shows how the Orlando metro area compares to other parts of the country when it comes to residents with “secondary agitations.”
The term “side hustle” generally refers to a side job to a full-time job that provides additional income to the worker. They often start out as a way to earn extra income, but sometimes grow into full-fledged businesses, according to Backgroundchecks.org.
While the national average shows 2.5% of workers had a crush in 2019, the Orlando metro area was just below that number at 2.1%.
Data for Orlando-Kississimee-Sanford showed that only 20,156 workers had secondary agitation.
The median total income of workers with secondary agitation is $70,000/year, with a median secondary agitation income of $7,000. The median income of all workers in the region is $40,000.
In contrast, Central Florida ranks among the top when it comes to residents earning passive income. The Daytona-Daytona Beach-Ormond metro area has 16.1% of households that derive passive income from interest, dividends and/or net rental income.
Central Florida residents’ incomes of $4,700 in passive household income receiving it are above the average national median of $4,200. Nationally, the median income for workers is over $75,000, but secondary income is less than $6,800.
The median income of all workers in this category is $50,000, according to the report.
These numbers come with a caveat.
Some private surveys have shown that up to 45% of Americans do extra work outside of their day job.
The Census Bureau data, however, is likely lower due to the number of people unwilling to admit to having side work on a government document, the report said.
Because the data is self-reported, secondary scammers may feel like they don’t make enough money to qualify as secondary scams, or paid-under-the-table workers don’t want to be taxed on that extra income.
Side hustle is also tied to income levels.
Workers earning more than $100,000/year in their day job have twice as many hustles as workers earning $50,000 to $75,000/year.
Employees in the six-figure bracket are six times more likely to have a side job than those earning less than $25,000.
South Dakota and Nebraska rank first for side hustlers statewide with 4.6% and 4.2% of the population, respectively.
BackgroundChecks researchers analyzed data from the US Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to determine the metropolitan areas with the most residents who have stampedes.
Metropolitan areas were ranked according to the percentage of workers with a secondary activity.
In the event of a tie, the subway with the largest total number of workers with side hustle was ranked higher.
The researchers also calculated the median total income of workers with a secondary activity, the median income from secondary activity and the median total income of all workers.
Workers with side hustles are defined as full-time workers who have positive self-employment income that is less than their pay and salary.
Only the 100 largest metros were included in the analysis.