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Working as a Mascot

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a mascot. For example, did you know that they make an average of $39.65 an hour? That's $82,480 a year!

What Does a Mascot Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a mascot, we found that a lot of resumes listed 22.8% of mascots included special events, while 12.3% of resumes included community appearances, and 8.9% of resumes included large crowds. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the mascot job title. But what industry to start with? Most mascots actually find jobs in the finance and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Mascot

If you're interested in becoming a mascot, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 51.6% of mascots have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.2% of mascots have master's degrees. Even though most mascots have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a mascot. When we researched the most common majors for a mascot, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on mascot resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a mascot. In fact, many mascot jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many mascots also have previous career experience in roles such as internship or sales associate.

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Average Salary$82,480

Mascot Jobs

Mascot Career Paths

Top Careers Before Mascot

Cashier
19.1%

Top Careers After Mascot

Cashier
12.6%

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Average Salary for a Mascot

Mascots in America make an average salary of $82,480 per year or $40 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $175,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $38,000 per year.
Average Salary
$82,480

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Mascot
Mascot
St. Clair County Community College
St. Clair County Community College
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$20,87006/24/2020
$20,870
Character Mascot
Character Mascot
Westgate Resorts
Westgate Resorts
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$25,04404/25/2020
$25,044
Character Mascot
Character Mascot
Westgate Resorts
Westgate Resorts
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$25,04403/19/2020
$25,044
Mascot
Mascot
Yavapai College
Yavapai College
01/27/2020
01/27/2020
$25,04401/27/2020
$25,044
Mascot
Mascot
Wonderworks Online
Wonderworks Online
01/16/2020
01/16/2020
$20,87001/16/2020
$20,870

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Mascot Demographics

Gender

male

66.1%

female

31.0%

unknown

2.9%

Ethnicity

White

66.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.0%

Black or African American

10.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

77.4%

Greek

6.5%

Indonesian

3.2%
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Mascot Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

51.6%

High School Diploma

22.9%

Associate

10.9%

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Mascot

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Top Skills For a Mascot

  • Special Events, 22.8%
  • Community Appearances, 12.3%
  • Large Crowds, 8.9%
  • Community Members, 7.2%
  • Promotional Events, 5.4%
  • Other Skills, 43.4%
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What do you like the most about working as Mascot?

I've been a mascot at Powerplay Entertainment Center Metro North for 3 years. My character's name is Pete. The thing I enjoy being the mascot is being silly and dancing and playing with the kids even though my dance moves are pretty Rusty. I got into mascotting because of my idol KC Wolf from the Kansas City Chiefs. I wanna be just like him. I'm currently saving up for my own mascot suit so I can mascot on my own time when I'm not Pete. I started mascotting my third week of working at Powerplay for a Quick Trip event and I've enjoyed it ever since. I'll take mascotting any day. Years down the road I plan on being like KC Wolf he motivates me to be a better mascot than I was from when I first started mascotting. Although I'm not as good as him. With me having autism being in the mascot costume helps me feel better with confidence and sometimes I feel more comfortable being in suit. I'll tell you this though mascot suits are hot but I just ignore it I'm used to the heat but I'd still take regular breaks so you don't pass out. Show More

What do you NOT like?

Not being able to be in the costume all the time. Because if I could I'd mascot any day if I could. Also one thing I don't like about mascotting is not always being needed all the time. I also don't like it when kids cry when I approach them in suit because it makes my character sad. Show More

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Top Mascot Employers

1. Liberty Tax
3.5
Avg. Salary: 
$43,223
Mascots Hired: 
29+
2. Chick-fil-A
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$24,945
Mascots Hired: 
23+
3. Great Clips
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$39,313
Mascots Hired: 
16+
4. Chuck E. Cheese's
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$26,534
Mascots Hired: 
6+
5. Little Caesar Enterprises
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$26,012
Mascots Hired: 
4+
6. City of Jacksonville
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$43,612
Mascots Hired: 
3+

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