The job of a stripper/exotic dancer requires a positive attitude and a great deal of physical strength. A stripper is a professional who dances provocatively for an audience to receive tips as payment. This type of position requires dancing skills and possibly the ability to work with a pole. Exotic dancers are frequently required to travel from place to place when employed for specific events.
A regular day is spent dancing at the place of employment, ranging from on-stage to private dances with customers one-on-one. This job requires extensive customer service skills, the ability to work well with others, and paid primarily on commission and tips. Hours for this job are mainly on the weekends at night, but daytime hours are available depending on the location.
Most strippers prefer working the evening hours on weekends, as there are more customers and more opportunities to make money. Formal education is not required, and many places are willing to offer on-the-job training. Most employment places prefer those who are young and physically fit, as exotic dancing requires substantial physical strength to endure for long periods.
Stripper/Exotic Dancer Tasks
- Perform in private settings and on stage.
- Build and maintain audience enthusiasm and excitement.
- Practice and prepare routines and costumes.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Stripper Job
The variation in clubs and locations can be beneficial. A dancer needs to establish what the end goal is for each contract. This can be maximum financial rewards, a great experience in a new location, or both. Once the deal’s motivation is established, it is then helpful to acknowledge where compromise can be. Some clubs are in very remote, quite annoying areas but are extremely lucrative. This can be down to local industries or events happening.
Conversely, other clubs may not have high traffic but be located in really spectacular places. Barring these elements in mind. While deciding on a club can save a lot of time, money, and energy by not wasting a trip.
How Much Do Strippers Make
An entry-level Stripper/Exotic Dancer with less than 1-year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes bonus, tips, and overtime pay) of $18.49. An early career Stripper/Exotic Dancer with 1-5 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.39. A mid-career, Stripper/Exotic Dancer with 5-10 years of experience, makes an average total compensation of $27.50. An experienced Stripper/Exotic Dancer with 10-20 years of experience earns an average full payment of $20.22. In their late-career (20 years and higher), employees make an average total compensation of $35(1).
Will a Stripper’s Salary Always Stay the Same?
Stripping can be a tough job. It is anti-social hours; there is social stigma and can physically take a toll. There is a massive variation on how long a dancer stays comfortably in the industry. For some, it can be months, and, for some, it can be decades. Eventually, every dancer has a period where they struggle with motivation and enjoy the job to a bare minimum. This can be down to new relationships, life changes, or maturing into different life stages.
Dancing is the kind of job where commitment to the job is what reaps the most significant rewards. When earnings start to drop significantly, and it is causing stress, it is time to exit the industry. Whether that be temporary, for a break, or on a long-term basis to pursue other projects, it is tough to adjust this state of mind, and pushing the situation tends to make things worse.
Which Areas Pay the Highest Salary?
There are some solid situations to consider when picking a club. Certain countries provide higher earnings than others. This can be down to the local currency’s strength, local attitudes to the industry, and legalities with work. For instance, citizens of the USA, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are known to have an extremely open-minded approach to strip clubs.
There are venues in many parts of these countries, and it operates reasonably openly. The local governments set strict licensing requirements to work. As a result, they are not as taboo as in other countries. Clients understand what is required of them on a larger scale, and the earning potential can be significant. The downside with this is that some parts of these countries are over-saturated. With more clubs, there can be hundreds of dancers working in one locality in a single night.