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Real Housewives of New Jersey

Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6: How Much Are the Housewives Paid?

How much does it pay to expose your life on reality TV? Well, according to Radar Online's recent report on the salaries of the The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 cast, the answer is a pretty penny!

Let's start at the bottom. According to Radar, newbies Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea, and Nicole Napolitano are raking in $60,000 each for their participation in the season.

Dina Manzo, meanwhile, is getting $100,000, with the option to come back for another season with a higher salary. Dina has said she's glad she returned to the show, so we wouldn't be surprised if she's back next ear, earning even more.

Meanwhile, OG H'wife Melissa Gorga gets a whopping $250,000 for the season. We guess having proven value really pays off!

Of course, none of these numbers have anything on Teresa Giudice's reported $650,000 seasonal salary. Radar doesn't mention if Teresa is still making that much, though we have a hard time imagining she'd be willing to come back if she was given a pay cut. She may even have gotten a raise. Wow!

Are you surprised by how much the H'wives earn? Is it more than you thought? Less? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.