How much strippers make depends on many things. While great looks help, they’re not the only contributing factor.
One of these factors is the type of stripping: exotic club stripping or private party stripping. Exotic club female strippers in general pay a fee of around $100 to work one night in a club. On a good weekend night they can make $500 and some nights, a lot more.
Chicago male revue male strippers usually work only on a Saturday night and make $200 for a quick 8-10 p.m. show. Keep in mind that this is a seasonal job and both male and female strippers in Chicago make their money pretty much around April through November. Nevertheless, they can still make an average of $50K-$100K a year if they are hard working.
Private party strippers, on the other hand, get paid around $70-$150 per show, plus tips from the show. Tips could be anywhere from $100 for a bad show up to $500 or more for a good show.
For female strippers in Chicago it’s all about the quality of the show; for Chicago male strippers its all about the quantity of the shows. That said, guys tip more than girls, typically. Male strippers tend to make $20-$50 in tips at each party, so their shows are quicker in order to make it to several bachelorette parties a night. Bachelor party female strippers can make $80K a year without a problem—and this from a weekend side job!