How Much Do Porn Stars Make?

In a comment on the last entry, blog-lover walken asked how much girls make for various types of scenes these days. To get the answer, I talked to Frank Lopez, the owner of various porn businesses and general in-the-know guy. He told me that the rates for new girls are as follows:

Blowjobs: $200-$400
Straight sex: $400-$1200
Anal sex: $900-$1500
Double Penetration: $1200-$1600
Double anal: $2000
For niche stuff like midgets or trannies, the girls generally get 15% extra.

Girls like Hillary Scott who’ve been in the business a while make about the same, but more toward the higher end of the scale. But according to Frank, Hillary in particular liked to work, so her rates probably went down. A bigger star like Amy Ried or Eva Angelina makes “way too much”. Frank said that “girls like that have inflated rates because they don’t like to work as much as, say, a Hillary who loved to get nasty 24-7”. I take that to mean that they make the high end or just above the high end of the scale laid out above.

There you have it. Straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.
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62 Responses to “How Much Do Porn Stars Make?”

  1. oldvert Says:

    To combine two issues of discussion here, why not pay male talent (and perhaps women, too) for the ability to be finished off orally with mouth only?
    It seems by so many comments on VB that’s where a large market is. Among other things, this would add a new and welcome element to a large video collection of cookie cutter vignettes.

  2. alison Says:

    pgwodehouse – Yeah…I’d say a lot make nothing. But I can’t think of a single DVD that even grossed a million. Maybe Pirates, but they spent over a million dollars making it and and msrp is somewhere in the range of $35-40, so they may have recouped their costs. As for the forums, the reason is that we are developing a forum that will be very well-integrated with the site (harder than it sounds) because we try to create a seamless experience for members. It’s taking a while, but it’s in the works.

  3. darkseid Says:

    It’s funny someone would mention Unions. Dalny Marga tried to do that and got blacklisted for it. She complained about the risks the girls were taking for the low pay.

  4. Sirspankalot Says:

    Ok, so a girl gets $900-$1500 to do anal, but it seems like damn near every anal scene is also an ass2mouth scene too.

    That’s not included in the salary is it? I mean seriously, that’s gotta cost a LITTLE extra…

    I mean I’ve been able to persuade a few girls to take it in the small hole in my time, but I’ve never even come close to gettin’ some A2M…

    But then again, I AM borderline lame…

  5. bengalguy Says:

    I have posted several comments on the blogs and Alison never replies back to my comments. I guess this site is like in real life. Women and escorts never reply back to my comments. LOL

  6. alison Says:

    darkseid – Porn is a lot like other professions in that way…employers hate unions and will do whatever they can to avoid them.

    Sirspankalot – I think A2M is kinda standard these days (in porn at least).

    bengalguy – I’m sorry! I don’t usually see the comments on entries that are over a week or so old.

  7. Darkside Says:

    alison im sure the dvd that features Karrine Steffans w/ Mr. Marcus had to sell well over a million and porn dvds that featjure celebs.

  8. pornochromatic » Blog Archive » How are Pornstars Faring in this Economy? Says:

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  9. Jay Says:

    Does anyone know if a man at the age of 34 could still get into the porn business? I look young (in my 20’s) and am still told I’m handsome by women. I also noticed in comments it said men in gay porn get paid much higher. Do you have any idea just about how much they get paid for a scene? I’m not gay or bi and have never even seen a gay porno, but I’m just wondering how much they make. Thanks

  10. AsNeverSeenOnTV Says:

    Wow, thanks so much for the info on the guys’ rates. Now I’m sure I’ll stay out of that biz. Seriously I could have made it (much more endowed than most woodsmen). Too bad, they’ll keep getting what they pay for, LOL.

  11. Laughable D Says:

    It’s all a bit ridiculous really, yes the ones producing/financing the films are getting rich like no other. However, these women are paid well enough, and so are the men…honestly, why should anyone get paid to have SEX?

    Even if you are paid, you shouldn’t be able to make a living out of it; it’s like some weird twilight zone episode where the general public (us) work a real job just so we can have money and eventually, possibly, have sex with another of our choosing, this is the complete opposite….and pretty depressing.

  12. Laughable D Says:

    ADDENDUM: It’s simple really, you wouldn’t have to pay me to have sex with many of the pornstars mentions before, I would gladly do it for free. So then why do male pornstars get paid to do so?….I would laugh at someone offering to pay me to do so, but naturally accept the money hehe.