This Is How Much Summer Festival Players Earn -- From VIP Experience Valets to Main-Stage Bookers

From festival promoter/producers to main-stage headliners and VIP experience valets, find out how much a summer festival's key players make. 

Festival promoter/producer
Paycheck $5 million to $25 million
Description Stages the festival, books talent and oversees every aspect of the experience. Also, takes the financial risk.

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Agent/booker for main-stage headliner
Paycheck $15,000 to $200,000
Description Artist reps secure a prominent festival spot for an act and earn either a flat fee or 2 to 10 percent of the talent's income.

Main-stage headliner
Paycheck $1 million to $4 million
Description Top-tier performers often earn several times more for a festival than they would for a stand-alone show.

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Small-stage act
Paycheck $500 to $1,500
Description Artists booked in early slots on far-off stages don't do it for the money but the value of increased exposure.

Security guard
Paycheck $7.50 to $15 per hour
Description The T-shirted watchdogs manning the gates and stages typically earn only a little more than minimum wage.

VIP experience valet
Paycheck $250 per day
Description Whether it's shuttling around VIPs or babysitting the beer supply, these hosts are tasked with keeping big-ticket fans happy.

This story originally appeared in the April 16 issue of Billboard.

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