HOW MUCH DOES A FIRST TIME SANTA MAKE?
Usually they start you at about $100 per hour.
HOW MUCH FOR THE VETERAN SANTA?
Somewhere in the neighborhood of $175 to 200.
ARE THOSE RATES STANDARD THROUGH THE WHOLE SEASON?
Christmas Eve and day you could get an hourly pay upwards of 300 bucks.
DO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THE UNIFORM?Yep. A good suit could run you anywhere from $500 to $1000.
HOW MANY DAYS ARE SANTAS NEEDED?
SO WHAT'S THE MOST YOU COULD MAKE FOR THE SEASON?
If you nab a corporate gig or private party on top of the mall hours you can expect to bring in about 10 grand.