The starting salary of professional mascots is about $25,000 plus bonuses. Extremely popular mascots that actually pull revenue for their teams earn six-figure salaries.
The most highly paid mascot is Rocky, the Denver Nuggets' mascot. For those who are extremely interested in pursuing a career as a mascot, there is a mascot school in San Antonio. For a few hundred dollars, students receive some very beneficial training and learn how to be goofy in a big, heavy costume while staying safe. A job as a professional mascot might not make those who take it on rich, but it can be rather gratifying for those who love to be the center of attention while making fools of themselves.