PineCone Research is one of the highest paying survey sites. You get a minimum of $3 per survey, and as soon as you have completed the initial welcome survey, you will get your first payout.
However, you cannot join on the website itself, but only through an invitation link.
Sometimes you can find such an invitation for the USA through the join button below.
PineCone Research does not have as many surveys as some other sites, but as already mentioned, the ones you will get paid well for your time.
But it can be a hassle to get to join and, in my experience, if you run into issues they have poor support.
For these reasons, it is not higher on the list and even if you end up becoming a member, you should make sure to also join other sites, as PineCone alone will not give you very many opportunities.
The payout threshold is only $3, so you can get paid every time you have taken a survey if you want, or you can accumulate until you have more.
You can get paid through PayPal, check, gift cards, products, or prepaid VISA.