The Economics of Cheer-Leading

December 5, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

The Richest recently took a look at the ‘glamorous’ life of cheerleaders. They show that contrary to perceptions, it is not a well-paying job.

  • NFL Cheerleaders are paid $50-$75 per game. Elite cheerleaders can hope to get a salary of up to $1,000.
  • Cheerleaders are unlikely to earn more than $750 per season.
  • Cheerleaders might, however, be able to leverage their experience to go on to more lucrative careers. One former cheerleaders is now a television star and makes $390,000 per episode.

Source: The Richest