Indeed.com and CareerSearch.com place the body piercer's salary between $35,000 and $50,000 per year as of July 2014. The work environment, location and work experience impact the earning ability of a piercer.
Piercers who own their own business frequently make more money than piercers who work for or with other piercers or tattoo artists. The level of demand for piercers and the saturation of piercing availability can increase or decrease a piercer's pay. A piercer can perform several piercings in an hour to achieve an hourly wage of $100 or more if the body artist has enough customers and keeps all of the fees.