As of 2017, a cheerleader for the New England Patriots makes about $75 per game. Cheerleaders in the NFL make anywhere from $60 to $200 per game, on average.
Cheerleaders in the NFL also get paid based on how much experience they have. Those who have been cheerleading professionally before can make up to $1,500 per month, while those who have never done it before make about $1,000 per month. Cheerleaders also get paid beauty care, gym memberships, season tickets, travel benefits, photo shoots, and team gear, which many NFL teams think are huge perks.
Even though the perks are appealing, cheerleading in the NFL is not a well-paying job. It is considered a part-time job, but it requires long hours of practise and dedication to the games, which can last up to 12 hours. Some people have said that the cheerleaders don’t get paid enough for all the time and work they put in.
Since cheerleaders are an important part of football culture and help get people excited about the game, the unfair pay has been a topic of discussion for years. The NFL makes $9 billion a year. On average, rookie players make $400,000 a year, which is a big difference from what an NFL cheerleader makes.