Is this a typo? Did I mean to write $10,000 an episode? No, my friends, ‘tis the truth. It has been reported that the members of the “core group” of Jersey Shore will be collecting a cool $100,000 per episode once bonuses are factored in.
Keep in mind, this salary, which would equal about $1.3 million if the regular 13 episode season is intact, does not include any other projects or product endorsements. For example, Snooki has a New York Times best seller, has appeared on a WWE series and plans to create her own brand. JWoww is pictured promoting her own GNC product called AbCuts in Miami this past month. And now Pauly D, JWoww and Snooki are all signed to star in spin off series. Imagine all of the money they’ll be raking in!
The cast received a now measly-sounding $10k per episode for season two, and although $100,000 is A LOT, the cast may be worth it when considering the amount of money MTV pulls in from the show. The next season will take place in Italy, where citizens will NOT meet them with open arms.