As the playerbase slowly gears up for season 10, Apex Legends' ranked scene is more competitive than ever. Players are practicing and grinding ranked matches in the hopes of hitting the highest ranks, with some of them hoping to reach the elusive Apex Predator rank. However, not all players possess the skill or the determination required to reach the highest ranks themselves, so they end up hiring a booster to help them out. If you are unfamiliar with the term, boosters are highly skilled players that win games on other people's accounts for a fee. Some people are so skilled in the respective games that they boost for a living and it's their primary source of income. Because of that, we've decided to take a look at how much money Apex Legends boosters make and what impacts their salary.
First of all, we have to take a look at two main categories of Apex Legends boosters and boosters in general. Depending on their choice, Apex Legends boosters can work for a boosting website or they can work independently.
What affects a booster’s salary?
If they opt to work for a boosting website, they'll have to take a significant pay cut. Boosters that work for an Apex Legends boosting website earn only 30%-70% of the full fee that the customer pays, depending on their qualifications. That's because the website that connects the boosters with their respective customers takes a pay cut for all the services they provide as a middle man. That being said, you might be left scratching your head and asking yourself why would anyone work for a boosting organization instead of working independently? Well, there are a couple of reasons which we’ll discuss.
The pros and the cons
Firstly, boosting websites enable a safe financial transaction between the customer and the booster by using PayPal, Skrill, Bitcoin, or other safe payment methods. These websites have an active network of customer support as well as a tech team that can help the customers with any technical difficulties. Additionally, Apex Legends boosters that are employed by a boosting website have more customers on average because of the advertisement which is another aspect that the websites take care of. In general, the website takes a cut for acting as a platform where the customers can conveniently find the service they're looking for.
That being said, there are some drawbacks which lie in the fact that the website takes a large percentage of the total fee. Furthermore, they are the ones that evaluate how much the boosts their boosters provide should cost and they set them on their website accordingly.
Statistically, more Apex Legends boosters end up working for a website than independently because it's much more convenient and practical. The primary reason is that boosters can focus on their work which is being the best they can be in the given game they're playing instead of looking for potential customers, self-advertising, etc. On the other hand, it gives a chance to boosters that don't yet have a name built for themselves in the community to work and build up their reputation. However, if you’re reputable enough and you’re certain that you can attract customers independently because of your unparalleled skills, going independent might not be the worst idea.
With all of that aside, let’s talk about how much money Apex Legends boosters make and what impacts their salary.
Assuming that the booster works for a boosting site, his salary depends on the boost's size and price that the website sets. The price of a boost can start from 5 to 10 dollars and increase to a four-digit sum if a boost is sizeable enough. If the booster in question works independently, the price can be anything that both he and the customer agree upon. That being said, there are some general guidelines that the business follows.
Getting boosted into Diamond from Bronze costs much more than a boost from Silver to Gold. That's because it takes more of the booster's time and effort to complete longer boosts. Additionally, a booster will earn much more from a Platinum -> Diamond boost than a Bronze -> Silver one because the evaluation of the service is higher because of the gameplay difficulty.
Taking all of that into account, a full-time Apex Legends booster can earn anywhere from $1000 to $20000 a month, depending on their work hours, their effectiveness, and their reputation. These numbers can highly vary from one month to another, but if you’re committed enough, you can make boosting your full-time job and earn a lot of money.
All in all, there are a lot of intricacies that determine whether you’re a person that boosts for a couple of dollars or you’re someone who can buy a new car because of the boosting money. The boosters that earn the most cash work independently or they’re at the top of the boosting pyramid in the organization they work for. In order to earn these astronomic sums of money as a booster, you’ll have to be among the best Apex Legends players in the Predator rank, always keeping up with the meta and sharpening your skills. Becoming a booster is a big career decision as these players sacrifice their potential job as professional Apex Legends players as well. That being said, becoming an Apex Legends booster is a very elusive career path that can net you a lot of money if you’re talented and determined enough to be the best.