NFL Cheerleader Pay: Ongoing Fight For Minimum Wage Underscores Inequality During Super "How much do they get paid? How much, or rather how little, NFL Cheerleaders get paid is one of the league's better kept secrets. An experienced cheerleader can make about $1, to $1, per month. Most cheerleaders. The Detroit Lions announced yesterday that the NFL team will add cheerleaders After all, how much do American Idol contestants get paid?. The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform during the game between the Cowboys and Detroit Lions at Cowboys For decades, National Football League teams have skirted the issue of paying Worker exploitation has nothing to do with how much someone likes their job, or how much that job improves. The Detroit Lions announced yesterday that the NFL team will add cheerleaders After all, how much do American Idol contestants get paid?. New England Patriots cheerleaders perform at halftime of a home game James reports that Kelly and her coworkers do much better than that, with So Kelly's got it relatively good, but NFL cheerleaders on the whole are getting shafted. . Julian Edelman (11) breaks downfield as Detroit Lions linebacker. The women who make up these teams have their eye on the prize, and it has little to do with football. no talent,” says Alexandra Severyn, coordinator of the Felions, cheerleaders for the CFL's BC Lions. Unfortunately, like a lot of other performers, many cheerleaders are underpaid — if they're paid at all.