How Much Does A Pole Dance Teacher Make?

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On one end of the scale, assistant or apprentice teachers who are in training may be paid in experience only.

That is, if you're just starting out you may be offered an apprenticeship or an assistant position that doesn't have a salary attached to it.

Instead, you will be getting on-the-job training and experience as your payment.

Of course, this arrangement usually comes with the expectation that you'll be offered a paying job once your teaching competence has been established.

If you already have some teaching experience and credentials, you'll probably find that you can step into a paid teaching role more easily.

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Of course, you'll need to have some basic pole dancing skills under your belt, as well as experience in teaching dance or fitness.

But if you love to teach and can establish your competence as an instructor, it should be relatively easy for you to transfer those skills to teaching pole dancing.

However, even for experienced instructors, pay rates do vary widely from city to city and from studio to studio.

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Apr 19, 2013
by: Anonymous

I share the profits with my instructors according to their skill level a percentage of what each client pays. If they pay $100.00 for 4 classes my company keeps 45% ($45.00) and the instructor receives 55% ($55.00). Mulitply that by 10 students and the instructor will keep $550.00 for 4 classes.

Jan 25, 2012
Pole Parties
by: Christine

I work for someone who does pole parties in people's homes. She pays me a flat rate of $100 per party. I'm not actually an employee though, so I don't get regular hours, benefits, vacation pay and other perks. I also pay my own mileage, unless it's far enough away that there's an extra travel charge, then I get that as well.

I think it's pretty good. The parties are about 2 hours, then I have to drive there and back, set up, clean up, so usually it's closer to 3 hours, sometimes 4 if it runs overtime or the house is a bit out of town. But it's still a really good hourly wage and I really like doing it.

Jun 07, 2011
by: Anonymous

I currently make 25 an hour, at a small studio in california. I am going to negotiate for 35. hopefully i get it. :D

Apr 16, 2011
I found this, if that helps any...
by: Becca

(Link removed as it no longer goes to the referenced page ~ YPP)

According to that page, $30-$70 is about average.

Apr 03, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
by: Alannah

From what I know from talking to other pole dance teachers, $40-$50 an hour, if you're good and have training and certified. But every studio is different, or maybe it just depends on how good you are, like how many students you bring in.

I think once people start coming to the studio where you teach specifically because of you, you should make more. Like if they're telling their friends, 'you should take classes with so-and-so she's amazing!' then obviously you're worth more money.

Dec 29, 2010
Small Town Canada
by: Julie

New instructors in my small Canadian city typically start at $15 per hour if they don't have any teaching experience. Experienced and in-demand instructors can make up to $25-30 per hour, more in bonuses if they bring in a lot of students. Visiting instructors that are well-known usually get a percentage of class fees.

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