Credit: TLC

A dollar makes Alana Thompson holler, but Honey Boo Boo’s salary may make her want to change her name to Honey Boo Hoo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alana’s entire family makes a mere $2,000 to $4,000 per episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, bringing the 10-episode debut season total to just $40,000. Yes, the family of six makes about a quarter of what Jersey Shore’s Snooki earns in one episode.

A small location fee may also be paid to the family to film in their home, THR adds, but overall, TLC made a small investment for a huge payoff. The Toddlers and Tiaras spinoff scored nearly 3 million viewers on the Aug. 29 episode alone, its ratings beating out coverage of the Republican National Convention.

TLC declined to comment on the salaries, but we’re guessing that the Thompson family will be guzzling some go-go juice and gunning for more money — and coupons — when, not if, the show is renewed for Season 2.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter