The New York Knicks of the National basketball Association (NBA) does not officially publish the salaries for its dancers, but it was revealed in a report in 2014 that the dancers receive less than $200 per game, notes the New York Post. They do not qualify for health insurance. Based on the number of games per season, this works out to around $25 to $28.50 per hour.
Pay for dancers and cheerleaders is debated across all teams and sports, not just the NBA or the Knicks. For example, cheerleaders for the National Football League's Oakland Raiders were awarded $1.25 million in 2014 after filing a lawsuit alleging wage theft. The women in the suit claimed that they were paid as little as $5 hourly, reports the New York Post.