Adult Film Actor or Actress Salary

The average salary for an Adult Film Actor or Actress is $53,513 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$19,392 - $109,477
$19K
$54K
$110K
MEDIAN: $53,513
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50%
90%

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$11.07 - $297.99
$11
$62
$300
MEDIAN: $62.40
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$19,392 - $109,477  
   
Bonus
$983  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,373 - $254,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $297.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$23.43  
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$983  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,373 - $254,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Adult Film Actor or Actress

Adult film actors/actresses work in adult-rated films and act out scenes in front of the camera, especially those which include sexual content for the profit and benefit of others.

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Adult Film Actor or Actress Tasks

  • Perform in films.
  • Maintain proof of medical testing.
  • Audition for roles.
  • Pose for stills.

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Pay by Experience Level for Adult Film Actor or Actress

Pay by Experience for an Adult Film Actor or Actress has a positive trend. An entry-level Adult Film Actor or Actress with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Adult Film Actor or Actress with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Adult Film Actor or Actress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 19 salaries. An Adult Film Actor or Actress with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,481

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Adult Film Actor or Actress

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Adult Film Actor or Actress Salaries

Experienced
▲72%

Late-Career
▲49%

Mid-Career
▲34%

National Average
$60,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 59%
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