An Adult Film Actor or Actress earns an average salary of $50,684 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$19,392 - $202,735
(Median)
$19K
$51K
$200K
MEDIAN: $50,683
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$9.93 - $302.01
(Median)
$9
$30
$300
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$19,392 - $202,735  
   
Bonus
$2,800  
Profit Sharing
$32,750  
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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$19,820 - $255,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $302.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$23.43  
Overtime
$52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$2,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$32,750  
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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$19,820 - $255,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Adult Film Actor or Actress Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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