Price - Amazon Mechanical Turk


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The Price data structure represents an amount of money in a given currency.

The Price data structure is used in the HIT data structure.

The Price data structure is used as a parameter for the following operations:

  • CreateHIT

When you call the CreateHIT operation, you must specify the Amount and CurrencyCode elements. The FormattedPrice element is only used in responses sent by the service.


The Price structure can contain the elements described in the following table:

Name Description Required


The amount of money, as a number. The amount is in the currency specified by the CurrencyCode. For example, if CurrencyCode is USD, the amount will be in United States dollars (e.g. 12.75 is $12.75 US).

Type: Number

Default: None



A code that represents the country and units of the currency. Its value is

Type an ISO 4217 currency code, such as USD for United States dollars.

Default: None

Constraints: Currently, only USD is supported.



A textual representation of the price, using symbols and formatting appropriate for the currency. Symbols are represented using the Unicode character set. You do not need to specify FormattedPrice in a request. It is only provided by the service in responses, as a convenience to your application.

Type: String

Default: None



The following example shows how you can pass a Price data structure in a call to the CreateHIT operation. The CreateHIT operation accepts parameters that describe the HIT being created, including the reward the Worker will be paid for completing the HIT successfully. For CreateHIT, the parameter name is Reward, and the value is a Price data structure.

In a SOAP request, the Price data structure is specified as the Reward parameter in XML:

<Reward> <Amount>0.32</Amount> <CurrencyCode>USD</CurrencyCode> </Reward>

In a REST request, the components of the Price data structure are specified as separate parameters: [...] &Reward.1.Amount=0.32 &Reward.1.CurrencyCode=USD