Earlier this year, it was revealed that Pauly earned $2.1 million in total compensation for Season 5. Pauly might also earn a similar paycheck for Season 6, which he wrapped filming on in July. If he was getting paid the same amount for both seasons, he would be earning just over $4 million for a year’s work on that show.
However, Pauly’s huge yearly paycheck doesn’t just come from Jersey Shore. The star also debuted his spin-off, The Pauly D Project, earlier this year on MTV. Pauly, like the rest of the Jersey Shore cast (and really every reality star everywhere), also earns money for his highly lucrative public appearances at clubs and events. Coupled with his undoubtedly substantial appearance fee, Pauly might be able to pull in a significant per-appearance paycheck for his DJ gigs.
But is Pauly the richest of the Jersey Shore cast? Snooki and The Situation are two of the best-known cast members and they haven’t been shy about nabbing endorsement deals and collecting appearance fees. JWOWW is also a top star amongst the Jersey set and must be pulling in a significant amount of money for her spin-off with Snooki and her successful self-tanning and perfume line. Pauly is clearly making bank, but we doubt he is out-earning his co-stars.
Want more Jersey Shore? Catch the next episode of Snooki & JWOWW on on Thursday, August 2 at 10 p.m. onMTV.