As of 2014, the average salary of an NFL cheerleader ranges from $70 to $150 per game; however, some experienced cheerleaders may earn as much as $250 to $375 per game. Twenty-six of the current 32 NFL franchises employ cheerleading squads.Know More
In September 2014, the Oakland Raiders' Raiderettes squad was awarded a $125 million settlement in back wages after current and former cheerleaders claimed that countless hours of preparation and game day work amounted to far less than minimum wage.
Cheerleader-related lawsuits have also been filed on behalf of the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills. The 2014 season marked the first since 1967 that the Jills, as a result of the suit, have not taken the sidelines in Buffalo.Learn more about Salaries
According to ESPN, each NFL team has specified times for organized team activities, or OTAs, during preseason workouts, drills and training camps. NFL teams may have up to 10 days of OTAs, all of which have noncontact drills. OTAs are the third and final phase of the NFL workout schedule during preseason camps and practices. SB Nation reveals these drills are prescribed in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement.Full Answer >
Semi-professional leagues are any sports organizations in which the salary is not considered sufficient to live on. As of 2014, Arena Football, considered the most professional among semi-pro organizations, pays its players an average yearly salary of $21,760 to $32,740. The average starting salary for an Arena football player is between $17,920 to $26,880.Full Answer >
According to the Orlando Sentinel, arena football players made $400 per game in 2011. Each team is allowed to designate up to four marketing players who earn $1,000 per game.Full Answer >
On average, college football referees get paid $3,000 per game, as of 2014. The exact salary differs based on the division, conference and type of game, such as a conference championship or bowl game.Full Answer >