As of 2014, the average yearly pay for an NFL cheerleader is $1,250 per year, counting both games and appearances promoting their team. This figure is based upon a lawsuit brought against the Oakland Raiders football team in 2014 for violating pay agreements.
Individual teams differ on their pay policy for cheerleaders. Most do not offer a salary at all but pay based upon the number of games the cheerleader works during the season, as well as giving cheerleaders appearance fees for events they perform in. The average amount paid per game is between $70 and $150 dependent upon experience. For a typical season, the average cheerleader makes between $500 and $750 from performing in games alone. Very experienced cheerleaders may make $1,000 per month during the football season.