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How much do porn stars make?

How much do porn stars make?
 
 

I get a lot of emails with random questions and the one I get repeatedly is

How much do porn stars make?

Things have changed a lot over the years.  In past interviews Jenna Jameson would claim she started out making as much as $6,000 a scene and that towards the end of her career she was making as much as $25,000 a pop.  Who knows if these numbers are really true but I can tell you that today’s porn stars don’t make anything close to that.  Things just aren’t what they want before.

Not only because very few porn stars even attempt to build up their brand like Jenna did but also because movie sales aren’t what they where even just a few years ago.

There is nobody that is going to pay $6,000 a scene or even $4,000 or $3,000 for that matter, I don’t care how hot the chick is.

So then what do porn stars make? Well that really varies on a lot of factors.  It could be anywhere from $50 a scene to $500 a day on the low end to as much as $2500 for a boy / girl scene on the higher end.

A lot depends on where you are filming, who you are working with and who you are.   The hotter you are and the more well known you are, the more you will get paid.  LA pays significantly higher than Florida does.  Low budget producers in Florida have been known to hire street walkers for as little as $50 and some girls will even work doing two or three different things for $500 as a day rate in Florida.

Whereas in LA, a decent enough looking girl can easily get $300 to $500 on the low in for a boy/girl scene and that can skyrocket to as much as $2,500 a day for the more famous stars.  But even if a girl is really famous, in today’s market it’s not so easy to book the $2500 scenes.   Some girls who were getting that just two years ago, can’t get any bookings today.  It’s not that they are any less hot and they even have more fans and are more famous than they were back then, but people just aren’t paying those kind of rates right now.  Times are tough and paying porn stars the high end fees is the one thing taking a hit when it comes to reducing overall costs.

So to answer the question of “How much do porn stars make” it varies to much to say.  If you are the hottest chick ever, working in LA with the biggest, more established studios then you could probably make $1,500 a scene and get pretty steady work, booking honestly 2 or 3 scenes a week at those rates, especially if you really are Jesse Jane or Madelyn Marie level of hotness.




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  1. avatar
    Darrah Ford11-10-10

    What Jenna claims is usually 99% never true. She lies and has been since the beginning. She wants people to believe she was the first to do anything or an innovator when we all know she couldn’t run a lemonade stand on her own. I’ve seen video and pictures of her when she first started and she was not that attractive. She’s also a boring fish sexually. So why would any company pay her that amount back then?

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    NikkiSantana12-03-10

    OMG… that is to funny and Darrah you are so right, Jenna does lie about everything in her life and she couldn’t run a lemonade stand if her life depended on it. Hello… she can barely handle mother hood without the maid and nanny helping out. As for what porn girls are making is mostly true it depends who you are and so forth but even now no girl is getting 2500, no girl. Many of them are not even getting 600 to 700 per scene from L.A Models and the word is Derrick is calling the shots on being the negotiator.

    Maybe porn girls should have a strike, see how that works.

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