How much do mascots get paid?


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According to the Chicago Tribune, professional mascots are paid about $25,000 per year as of 2014; in 2007, Upstart Business Journal reported a base pay of $35,000 to $55,000 per year for big-league mascots. Sources report a wide range of salaries for mascots.

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Although it isn't the norm, some of the highest-paid professional mascots earn a six-figure salary. According to The Richest, the top 10 best-paid Major League Baseball mascots of 2013 made between $125 and $600 per hour. The Mariner Moose, Mr. Met and Phillie Phanatic were the highest paid with each making $600 or more per hour for games and public events. NBA mascots are paid much better than MLB mascots, according to an article published in CNN Money in 2005.

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