Weird Job Wednesday: The Most Valuable Player

Being a professional mascot might not be a “career move,” but if you love sports, are enthusiastic,athletic, and want to be the “most valuable player,” then this just might be your dream job.

The first Sports Mascot was the San Diego Chicken for the Padres. He earned $2 an hour in 1974!


Today, 95% of professional sports teams have a mascot. Salaries vary depending on the size of the team, but full-time mascots can earn a base salary between $25-55,00. Part-timers are paid per game, approximately $150. 

If you are interested in becoming a sports mascot, sign up with a professional talent agency, or go to the Interns Over 40 Job Search Page  and see what’s listed! 

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