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How much to porn stars make

At www.snouts-in-the-trough.com , I’m always keen to provide readers with hopefully useful information. With much talk about pornography going around at the moment, I did wonder how much pornstars actually got paid.

Female porn stars can make about $88,000 to $100,000 a year doing two scenes a week. Pay for men tends to be around half that for females (hey! what about equality?) so the “average male,” can make comparable income to a female but must perform about four scenes a week. Apparently (and I have no experience of this), men can earn similar rates to females in gay sex movies.

One former pornstar is quoted as having said, “Exceptional females or those in very high demand, can make their careers last close to 10 years at $249,600 a year, doing about four films a week. Exceptional males, who can make their careers last the longest at 15 years, will make slightly more, about $268,800 a year, but have to perform almost every day at about 336 scenes a year.

Rates seem to be falling. A decade ago the average female performer would make about $100,000 a year, but for many this has fallen to as little as $50,000 (in spite of inflation) as there is increasing competition for jobs.

As for porn films made in Russia and Eastern Europe – it seems that pay per performance is only about €500 or less.

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How bad is the decline in actor salaries over the past decade? Despite the huge sums still being raked in by such superstars as Robert Downey Jr. (his $75 million comes from his 7 percent, first-dollar slice of Iron Man 3 , as well as his $12 million HTC endorsement deal) and Sandra Bullock (a 15 percent, first-dollar deal on Gravity and about $10 million more for her summer hit The Heat ), most actors are feeling a definite squeeze, especially those in the middle.

"If you're [a big star], you're getting well paid," says one top agent, "but the middle level has been cut out." Sometimes with a hacksaw. Leonardo DiCaprio made $25 million (including bonuses) for The Wolf of Wall Street , while co-star Jonah Hill got paid $60,000. Granted, that's an extreme example — Hill offered to do the part for scale (and got an Oscar nomination for his trouble).

But studio cost-cutting has meant that mid-level stars are being nickel-and-dimed in ways that would have been unheard of in the gilded '90s (i.e., Marvel Studios' reportedly offering Mickey Rourke a mere $250,000 to star opposite Downey in Iron Man 2 ). Before breaking out the violins, though, remember that even mid-level stars are far better off than most other actors. According to the most recent SAG statistics, the average member earns $52,000 a year, while the vast majority take home less than $1,000 a year from acting jobs.

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At www.snouts-in-the-trough.com , I’m always keen to provide readers with hopefully useful information. With much talk about pornography going around at the moment, I did wonder how much pornstars actually got paid.

Female porn stars can make about $88,000 to $100,000 a year doing two scenes a week. Pay for men tends to be around half that for females (hey! what about equality?) so the “average male,” can make comparable income to a female but must perform about four scenes a week. Apparently (and I have no experience of this), men can earn similar rates to females in gay sex movies.

One former pornstar is quoted as having said, “Exceptional females or those in very high demand, can make their careers last close to 10 years at $249,600 a year, doing about four films a week. Exceptional males, who can make their careers last the longest at 15 years, will make slightly more, about $268,800 a year, but have to perform almost every day at about 336 scenes a year.

Rates seem to be falling. A decade ago the average female performer would make about $100,000 a year, but for many this has fallen to as little as $50,000 (in spite of inflation) as there is increasing competition for jobs.

As for porn films made in Russia and Eastern Europe – it seems that pay per performance is only about €500 or less.

how much to porn stars make

At www.snouts-in-the-trough.com , I’m always keen to provide readers with hopefully useful information. With much talk about pornography going around at the moment, I did wonder how much pornstars actually got paid.

Female porn stars can make about $88,000 to $100,000 a year doing two scenes a week. Pay for men tends to be around half that for females (hey! what about equality?) so the “average male,” can make comparable income to a female but must perform about four scenes a week. Apparently (and I have no experience of this), men can earn similar rates to females in gay sex movies.

One former pornstar is quoted as having said, “Exceptional females or those in very high demand, can make their careers last close to 10 years at $249,600 a year, doing about four films a week. Exceptional males, who can make their careers last the longest at 15 years, will make slightly more, about $268,800 a year, but have to perform almost every day at about 336 scenes a year.

Rates seem to be falling. A decade ago the average female performer would make about $100,000 a year, but for many this has fallen to as little as $50,000 (in spite of inflation) as there is increasing competition for jobs.

As for porn films made in Russia and Eastern Europe – it seems that pay per performance is only about €500 or less.