If you’ve ever thought about applying for a job as a dancer at Rhode Island Dolls this is a great time. We’re always looking for new talent. But you might not be sure about it. What if you don’t fit it? Is it really a good job?
There’s a lot of misconceptions about strippers like they have no morals or they are doing tricks on the side. The truth is, that is not usually the case. The majority of strip clubs, RI Dolls included, have rules and guidelines that dancers need to follow.
So, let’s get to the facts, instead of listening to the idle chat that is often made up.
#1 The ratio of female to male strippers is more than 9:1.
Most strippers in the United States are female – 92%. Only 8% are men. It’s likely because men tend to be more visual and respond more to visual stimuli than women do. That’s not to say that women don’t enjoy strippers of both genders but the majority of the audience in strip clubs are men.
#2 Almost 90% of strippers come from a religious background
To make this statistic more interesting, 91% of strippers are very close with their parents. So, contrary to popular belief, girls aren’t going out stripping to rebel against their religion or their parents.
#3 Most strippers are in the industry because they love dancing
The number one reason strippers say that they strip is because “they just want to dance.” That answer beat out “I want to make more money,” and “I couldn’t find any other job,” and “My other job sucked.” It may seem hokey, but when you think about it, how many other jobs are out there for girls who are passionate about dancing?
#4 1/10th of strippers are moms
And, about 13.5 % of strippers have kids.
#5 Strippers get health benefits.
For some reason, most people have the impression that strippers make millions, but don’t get the benefits of a “regular” job. Neither claims are true. The average stripper doesn’t make millions, and about 1 in 8 strippers get health insurance. An estimated 4% of erotic dancers also get vision insurance.
#6 1/5th of female dancers and 3/4th of males stripper have dated customers
While dating customers is forbidden in many clubs, including RI Dolls, strippers in other clubs sometimes find themselves dating them. My view is that in most cases, these are former customers, not current customers.
#7 Strippers experience a wide swing in earning potential.
While strippers often make more money in one night than the average person does in an entire week, their pay isn’t always consistent. A girl’s pay at the end of her shift varies greatly by the time she worked, the day she worked, the customer turn-out that particular shift, and other variables. That’s why when you look at websites like PayScale.com, a stripper’s average salary is between $19,590 and $138,250 a year. Now that’s a wide range!
#8 Most strippers really are putting themselves through college.
It’s long-standing “joke” that all strippers claim to be doing this job to pay for college. But, in fact, 1 in 3 erotic dancers really are going to college during the day and dancing at RI Dolls and other strip clubs at night.
#9 86.6 % consider stripping to be a legitimate line of work.
Considering the flack that strippers get sometimes when they tell someone what they do for a career, or the stripper-bashing that can be easily seen online, this statistic surprised me the greatest. Though, it makes me happy to know that deep down, the majority of citizens understand that stripping at RI Dolls or other strip clubs is a real job. Especially since it puts real money in the pockets of many girls each night!
#10 Some strippers have been in the business for decades.
The average age of female strippers is between 23 and 24 yrs old, though there are dancers who stick it out much longer. Professionals have noticed a trend in the strip club industry, which is if a stripper continues dancing for more than 5 years, then she’ll never get out of the business. To break it down further, at any given time:
12% of strippers are in their first year
55% have been in the business for 1 – 5 years
19% of strippers have been dancing for 5 – 9 years
6% have made it through 20 or more years as a stripper
#11 8 out of 9 strippers would recommend this gig to a friend.
This goes to show that strippers really do enjoy their job, and think it’s good enough to get their friends in on the action!