Do Waterboys in the NFL Get Paid?

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While some NFL waterboys make a salary of about $53,000 year, most are unpaid or stipend interns. Annual pay for an NFL waterboy will vary depending on experience and specific football team.

Getting a job as a waterboy is easier with high school or college athletic experience. Waterboys are considered part of the equipment crew of a team and may receive merchandise or season tickets as compensation for their work. While the NFL does not directly release the salary information for its waterboys, the comparable NBA pays its waterboys $50 to $100 dollars per game. There are few NFL waterboy jobs available.