Documenting your summer holidays definitely pays off! The cast of Jersey Shore made home in the hearts of all MTV viewers like they watched Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Sammi “Treasure” Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Cortese, And Pauly “Pauly D” Del Vecchio gym, tanning, laundry (GTL) and, of course, party. With reboot Family vacation on the Jersey Shorethe fifth season on screens, fans find themselves asking a question: What makes Vinny’s mom such a good cook? OK, two questions: what is Vinny’s mom’s secret and how much has she done Jersey Shore does the cast get paid? To find out the details of the Jersey Shore cast member’s salary, read on.
Being the stars of the show, Snooki, The Situation and Pauly D made $ 2 million in just one season. Online radar reports the cast’s per-episode salaries (starting with season 6, the final season) as such: Snooki, who was a fan favorite on the show and sparked vast amounts of drama by being arrested for public intoxication, making friends with her roommates regardless of gender and getting pregnant last season, she took home a whopping $ 150,000 per episode.
Beside her in the salary bracket was her then archenemy Mike, aka “The Situation”, who has made a household name with his GTL routine and his several physical altercations. He also earned $ 150K per episode, as did DJ Pauly D, the Rhode Island native who rendered his infamous Guido hairdo and coined expressions like “Taxis are here!” and “It’s T-shirt time!”
Jenni “JWOWW” Farley – who quickly became Snooki’s best friend and greatest defender – earned $ 100,000 per episode, thanks to her drunken fling, like leaving the club to eat bologna and pee behind a bar, take a punches Mike in the face and of course the infamous beating he gave to Sammi Sweetheart.
Vinny took home $ 90K for his love triangle with Snooki and his valiant efforts to unlock the bathroom in season 6. Ronnie and Sam both took home $ 80,000 per episode, despite being best known for their unstable relationship.
Deena, the latest member to join the cast in Season 3, earned $ 40K per episode, which many consider to be an incredibly low number. However, reports suggest that the amount may have increased as a direct result of all the drama Snooki’s meatball brought in season 6. The former dental assistant he has been arrested and quickly became part of the MVP (D) boys’ club.
But it hasn’t always been easy to live for the Jersey Shore squad. The cast members allegedly weren’t paid anything during the first season. The cast was allowed to stay for free in the house on the ground, but they were also expected to work at Danny Brand‘s T-shirt shop, second Vulture.
“They started at $ 10 an hour, then it got to $ 15, and then I think I gave them $ 20 an hour at the end. You live for free in a beach house and you make $ 20 an hour?” Danny told the outlet in 2018. “That was big money!”
“We did the first season for nothing, zero dollars, except what we did at the Shore Store. Ronnie and I, the first week, we said to the production, ‘Listen, I think we have to leave. We do not have money”. I just graduated, I didn’t have a job, “Vinny added.” One night, they paid us to promote at the Karma Club. I think they gave us like $ 500. Back then, if you gave me $ 500, it was like giving me a million dollars. I was fine for the rest of the summer. “
It is unknown how much MTV stars are paid Jersey Shore: family vacation, which aired in 2018, but are likely to do it more for the meeting than for the salary.