The major factors in the wage of a bouncer is location, the type of establishment, the prestige of the establishment, the hours worked, and if tips are an acceptable supplement to their income. The typical pay of a bouncer varies from place to place, but most bouncers will make at least $100 per night. During busy nights or holiday events, a bouncer might even make up to $500, $1000 or even more for a single night of work! If a bouncer is looking to work at a high class or popular establishment, it is best that they have a few years of experience under their belt and excellent references—because bouncers at these locations often make much more than their smaller time colleagues, competition is high.
The job of a bouncer can be tough and exhausting work. There is a threat of physical violence, the exertion of dealing with drunken patrons for hours at a time, and even illness from standing outside all night! However, most bouncers find that the pay is well worth the effort.