How much does the philly phanatic make annually?
The exact salary is not listed, but it is reported that Tom Burgoyne is paid in the six figures to portray the Philly Phanatic and is the highest paid mascot in MLB. Prior to being the full time mascot, Burgoyne was a backup and apprentice for 5 years under Dave Raymond who held the job for 16 years. The costume itself weighs 35 pounds and cost $15,000.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 01:55PM EST