Pattaya Go Go girls make $18 dollars an hour
Every wanted to know how much a Pattaya go-go girl dancer makes in Pattaya? Determining the amount of money a go go dancer in Thailand it's really down to the girls willingness to go with any number of men as well as the place she works at. Where she works out will come down to either what she looks like or how she looks.
You can see in the infographic picture above that a Thailand go go dancer earns the bulk of her money going with customers for sex. In the trade it's called short time and long time. The majority of clubs have a set fee and depending on the go go club is usually set at 2000 baht for short time and 3000 for long time. Short time can be anywhere from 30minutes to 4 hours and long time is typically 6-12 hours, depending on any number of factors.
When John goes to the boom boom factory (go go bar) he has to pay a fee to the bar in order to take the girl out. This fee typically called a bar fine is paid is typically 500-1200 baht and must be paid upfront. When a customer wants a girl before midnight and for long time he must pay double the bar fine as a way for the club to make up lost drink money.
Drink money is the bread and butter of the club, when a customer comes to the go go club in Pattaya he will have to buy a drink, usually this drink is 4-5 times it's actual value. On top of your drinks the go go dancers can come sit with you if you buy them a drink. Not buying a go go dancer a drink if she comes sit with you will typically end with you being told off in Thai and her stomping away. Buying a drink for her all the same may end up a similar way anyway.
When a go go dancer gets a drink bought for her she get's 50% of the drinks value. For most go go bars in Pattaya lady's drinks start at 100 baht (roughly $3.20 a drink). The drinks system is a great way for the club to make extra revenue and an incentive for the girls to walk around taking care of guests.
Most go go dancers in a decent club will easily get 10 drinks bought for them in a night by various customers. On top of the drink money the go go girls also get a monthly salary. The salary depends a lot on her experience and the number of drinks she gets for the club. The more drinks she gets the more likely her salary is to go up. Most Go Go girls in decent clubs on Walking Street Pattaya will earn 9000 baht a month to start.
What's not talked about in the Infographic is bonuses go go girls can earn. A Go Go dancer starts work at 7pm if she manages to find someone go for short time with them and come back before 11pm or midnight she'll get a bonus (around 200 baht), the girls call this OT (overtime). This is not standard in every club but most do have bonuses, the girl who goes with the most guys during a calendar month for short time and long time can earn a monthly bonus of 7000 baht or more, second will get less than that as does third.
Most Go Go girls in Pattaya work on and off. Some might work for a month and take 10 days off others might just come and go but when they say to the club they are working and they don't show up they get fined the equivalent of a bar fine. If a go go dancer leaves the club with a customer for short time before midnight the customer has to pay double the bar five that's 1200 baht, sometimes the girls have to take some money off what they usually would ask for. A Go Go dancer in Pattaya is however allowed to stop working anytime they wish to and get paid immediately.
If you add up all the different amounts account for time off and all in the infographic you can see that a Thai girl Go Go dancer in Pattaya makes roughly $18 dollars an hour for the time she is working. When you consider what she has to do the money doesn't seem like much. But to a Thai person 1 day working at a Go Go club could feed cloth and send to school her little sister, take care of her mother, or buy herself a new iPhone.